Playing Sport And Contact Lenses

Friday, 01 January 2016
Playing Sport And Contact Lenses

The advantages of using daily contact lenses over glasses, when playing sport. If you're a glasses wearer, you'll know that this can prove tricky when it comes to playing sports. Running around on a pitch or court while wearing glasses could lead to a number of problems, such as them falling off, becoming scratched or even broken.

If you're a glasses wearer, you'll know that this can prove tricky when it comes to playing sports. Running around on a pitch or court while wearing glasses could lead to a number of problems, such as them falling off, becoming scratched or even broken.
It is recommended, therefore, to not wear glasses when playing sports and to wear contact lenses instead. These are a much safer and practical method of helping your eyesight and giving you the freedom to focus on your sport at the same time.
But what are the other benefits of wearing contact lenses when playing sports? Read on to discover more:

Stability
The beauty of wearing contact lenses on the field is that they offer a good level of stability. Glasses can easily become dislodged when running around, whereas there's less chance of a lens falling out of place when participating in vigorous sports.
This security means that the wearer will be able to focus their energies on their game, rather than having to worry about their vision becoming distorted.

Low risk of damage
Imagine a tennis or hockey ball flying in your direction when wearing glasses. The consequences could be extremely dangerous, including potential trauma from both the lenses and frames.
When wearing contact lenses, though, the risk of damage during play is much lower, making them a better, safer alternative. 

Wider field view
It goes without saying that you need clear view of the field or court when playing sports. Therefore, you should steer clear of anything that restricts your vision. The lenses and frames of glasses, for example, could obstruct your view of the far side of the pitch.
Contact lenses, on the other hand, offer a wider field view without any limitations.

Less susceptible to dirt
When running around a grassy field, it's likely that you'll kick up dirt and mud along the way. This means that your knees and clothes are bound to get dirty; but if you're wearing glasses, your lenses will also be susceptible to flying bits of dust and dirt.
Glasses lenses full of smears and smudges will blur your vision and affect your performance on the pitch. Contact lenses are less prone to dirt and so are a much better option, especially when playing field sports.


Can be worn with headgear
If the sport you're playing requires a full head helmet, this can pose a problem if you wear glasses. It's unlikely your helmet will fit over your face when you have glasses on. What's more, the helmet could snap or damage your frames.
This is where contact lenses have an advantage. Simply pop them in with clean hands and place your helmet over your head hassle-free.


Not affected by weather conditions
Come rain or shine you may be required to play a sports match outdoors. If it's particularly windy or raining, glasses can steam up and become foggy. This leaves condensation on the lenses that can affect your playing performance.
Since contact lenses are not as exposed to environmental conditions, you can wear them comfortably no matter the weather
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