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“Eyeglasses Do Enhance Sports Performance”

“Eyeglasses Do Enhance Sports Performance”

Sports glasses are eyeglasses specially designed to fit securely and comfortably during physical activity, keep your eyes safe, and enhance your vision to give you an extra performance “edge” in the sports you love. In most sports, vision drives performance. So to excel during competition, you should make sure your eyesight is in top shape. Even if you have 20/20 vision, the right sports eyewear can reduce glare and enhance contrast to help you see even better and react faster.

Research Finds Sports Glasses Boost Performance

Sports vision specialists agree that sports eyewear can have a profound effect on athletic performance. In 2003, a British sports vision study evaluated the effect of mildly blurred vision on the performance of Wimbledon tennis players and UK national clay pigeon shooting champions.

The tennis players’ performance was evaluated by how accurately they could return a ball to an archery target set at the opposite baseline. The rifle shooters were judged by the number of clay pigeons they hit. Overall, the tennis players and shooters demonstrated a 25 percent worsening of performance when their vision was only slightly blurred. Since this landmark study, other sports vision researchers have confirmed the importance of proper vision correction and visual skills in sports performance. From ongoing studies, experts have identified some of the key features needed in sports glasses to provide maximum benefits. Check below to see if your vision is getting the help it needs in your preferred sports arena!!

As is the case when selecting any eyewear, in any situation, be sure to work with a qualified optometrist or optician. They can address any concerns you may have and help you in choosing just the right eyeglasses for your sport of choice.

Mark Miller
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