Sports & Contact Lens Myths
As all athletes know, your vision is one of the most important aspects of improving your performance every time you step onto the field. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the benefits that contact lenses can offer to sports men and women for better performance on the field.
In this section, we answer some of the most common questions about contact lenses and sports.
COULD MY LENSES FOG UP… OR EVEN FALL OUT?
Thanks to the wonders of technology, it is virtually impossible for contact lenses to fall out if put in properly. With proper fitting, contact lenses should stay in place almost all the time. But even on that rare occasion blinking a few times should move it back into position. Otherwise, wash your hands and gently massage your eyelid or move the lens with your finger and reapply it.
WHAT IF THEY CRACK OR BREAK?
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses are made of a soft and permeable material designed to fit your eyes with ease. That makes it impossible for a contact lens to either break, or crack.
WHAT IF I GET HIT IN THE FACE WHILE WEARING CONTACT LENSES?
Well, the answer is nothing (apart from a sore nose or jawbone). Contact lenses are perfect for physical sport of all kinds and you don’t have to worry about them falling off or slipping down when you move or sweat.
WILL THEY AFFECT MY PERIPHERAL VISION?
While eyeglasses may restrict your peripheral vision, contact lenses do the exact opposite. Contact lenses completely free your eyes from any restriction on the playing field. They give you a wider field of view and peripheral vision that glasses can’t and they don’t fog up, fall out, or break during physical activities. For any kind of sport, contact lenses are a better option than spectacles.
WILL I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN WEARING LENSES?
Contact lenses are very comfortable. They may take some time getting used to, but most people realize that any comfort issues felt at the beginning become non-existent the more they wear them.
I PLAY IN THE SUN, WILL THIS AFFECT MY CONTACT LENSES?
The sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can be just as damaging to your eyes as they are to your skin.
*UV absorbing contact lenses are not substitutes for UV-blocking sunglasses. As they do not completely cover the eye and the surrounding area.