There's more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight!

Sports and Vision

If you are an athlete, you may be forgetting a crucial part of your training. Healthy, strong visual skills are directly related to your sports performance. Coordination, concentration, balance and accuracy are just a few of the visually-related abilities you use during a sports event. That is why it is important to have routine comprehensive eye examinations to uncover eye-teaming and vision-processing problems that can hinder you athletic edge. If a visual problem is detected, the latest in sports vision therapy is used to retrain and strengthen your visual skill.

Even if you already wear prescription lenses or contact lenses, the visual skills you need for optimum sports performance probably need improvement. If you do not require a vision prescription, your visual skills may still be enhanced.

Because all sports have different visual demands, an optometrist with expertise in sports vision can assess your unique visual system and recommend the proper prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, or design a vision therapy program to maximize your visual skills for your specific sport. Remember, a thorough eye examination by a behavioral optometrist is a great place to begin "getting the winning edge."

Eye protection should also be a major concern to all athletes, especially in certain high-risk sports. Thousands of children and adults suffer sports-related eye injuries each year, and nearly all can be prevented by using the proper protective eyewear. Especially for sports played outdoors, appropriate sunglasses are a must, and some sport-specific designs may even help you improve your game. We can recommend which type of sports frames and/or lenses are best suited for your favorite sport.