How contact lenses help enhance performance in sports

Contact lenses have reduced the woes of spectacle wearers by giving them the gift of clear and peripheral vision. With so many options that leave you spoilt for choice, you can choose from daily disposable lenses to more natural looking colored contact lenses. And all of these can also manage vision problems like nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness.

But many new contact lens wearers complain that lenses are not comfortable for them after a long day at the office. There is one solution available for them- wearing contact lenses part-time, strictly for sports and recreation. Many people who lead active lifestyle talk about how their contact lenses have helped enhance their performance in sports, and how advantageous they have been.

Some of these benefits are:

  • Unobstructed Field of View: With contact lenses, you do not have to worry about any frames blocking or distorting your view. You have a wide, unobstructed field of view, which helps you see more of your surroundings, and even react faster to objects coming at you. This helps you react quicker to any objects at your feet or any ground balls near you.
  • Stable Vision: If you have ever tried doing any intensive activity while wearing glasses, you would remember how much your glasses would have bothered you-slipping down the bridge of your nose, moving even with the slightest stride and even falling off sometimes. Contact lenses take all of that away. With lenses you need not worry about your glasses sliding off or falling off.
  • No Fogging/Splattering: Contact lenses remain clear regardless of the weather conditions, and will not fog up or have the risk of getting splattered. The Acuvue Oasys range of contact lenses has been specially designed for wear in challenging environments such as dry, dusty air; or cold air conditioning, and give you the utmost comfort.
  • Lesser Risk of Injuries: With spectacles, you have the risk of the glasses getting hit and broken, and which can further cause a serious eye injury. Wearing contact lenses gives you a lesser risk of eye injuries.
  • Easy to Wear Safety Equipment: Any activity which requires you to wear a protective headgear or protective goggles, spectacles can interfere with it and cause discomfort. Contact lenses do not interfere with the fit or comfort of these protective headgear or goggles.
  • Better Peripheral Vision: There are eye glasses which are specifically designed for sports, these have large, wraparound style lenses; yet they still have a limited peripheral vision. Wearing contact lenses give you better peripheral vision.
  • No Worry Storage: The added advantage of contact lenses is the daily disposable contact lens. With this, you do not have to worry about the daily lens care and storage. The Acuvue Moist is a great daily disposable lens, which keeps moisture in and irritation out. These lenses also give you the highest levels of protection from ultraviolet rays, which makes it good for outdoor use.
If it is your first time trying out contact lenses, it is strongly recommended that you must consult your ophthalmologist first.