Champion Djokovic raises game with lenses

Friday, 01 July 2016
Champion Djokovic raises game with lenses

It’s that time of year again, as our eyes become glued to the TV and its daily Wimbledon coverage.

By Yann Caradec - Flickr: Novak Djokovic, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27928788

Impressive serves, strawberries and cream and stylish white clothing will become part of everyday life once more! Surely, we’ll even find time to get out on the local tennis court. Watching the professionals make it look so easy, somehow collectively convinces us that our destiny lies as the next Novak Djokovic. 

Speaking of whom, defending champion Djokovic will surely be just as excited as we all are for the return of the tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. As a 12-time Grand Slam winner, and current holder of all 4 Grand Slam titles, he is surely the tournament favourite. 


Few actually know, however, that Djokovic wears contact lenses while training and in competition. 

For a player like Djokovic, whose athletic ability is unrivalled on the current tour circuit, glasses are difficult to wear whilst running about all over the court. In fact, it is often stated that the average distance covered by a tennis player during a five set match is approximately 3 miles! Eyeglasses may cause disturbance to your vision by moving, even by the smallest of movements, around and breaking your concentration. Keeping steadily focused and ‘in the zone’ is a major factor in success in tennis and can be hard to achieve with any present distractions. 

Another problem with wearing glasses during a match is the possibility that they will fog up as you perspire or, your vision becomes compromised through any adverse weather conditions. This is not a problem that you can expect to encounter when wearing contact lenses, and it is for these reasons that the 29-year-old defending champion prefers to wear daily disposable contact lenses to improve his vision. 

Keen eyesight can easily prove the difference between winning and losing when it comes to tennis at the top level. Without visual clarity, you might not see where the ball bounces on the court, or you could even miss one of your opponent’s serves entirely. 

At Feel Good Contact Lenses, we recommend, and have always recommended, that you improve your vision during sport with contact lenses. 
 
Whether Djokovic buys his contact lenses online or not, there is no doubt he’ll be hoping to see the ball well this Wimbledon!

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