Ditch Those Glasses: Wear Contacts for Sports!
Why Contact Lenses are Great for Sports
First and foremost, the most obvious benefit of wearing contact lenses during sports is the ease of movement. Without the worry of falling or slipping glasses, or the discomfort of spectacle headbands, you'll be able to better concentrate on your game. Contact lenses also offer you a full field of vision. With glasses, your peripheral vision is sorely restricted. This isn't a good idea when playing any sports, especially ball sports. With contact lenses, dripping sweat doesn't get in the way, as it is bound to do when you wear glasses. Without cumbersome glasses that fog up, sportspeople and athletes find that their performance improves drastically during sports.
In games that require protective goggles - swimming, for instance - you're obviously better off wearing your goggles over your contact lenses rather than springing for prescription goggles. Case in point: you're swimming with prescription goggles. You're doing fine till you emerge from the pool and lounge on the deck chair. Take those prescription goggles off and you'll be blind as a bat. And bringing along your glasses is an additional hassle.
While all sports are better played when wearing contact lenses, here are some of those that benefit the most from the freedom of lenses.
|If you are in the habit of keeping your eyes open underwater, then glasses would be better suited to your needs. But if you need the protection of goggles, which many of us do, then soft contact lenses are your answer to hassle-free swimming.||Tennis, badminton and squash are just some of the most common racquet games that are better played when given the freedom with contact lenses. With vigorous and quick movements involved, glasses run the risk of falling off the face, and the glass or plastic lenses being smashed to a pulp on the floor.|
|Basketball, netball and volleyball are mega active games and require a 360 degree field of vision at all times. With glasses, players are highly restricted in their peripheral vision. With contact lenses, the freedom of sight is incredibly liberating.||With the sun in your face and the wind in your hair, there's no better feeling than that of being free from cumbersome spectacles. Wake boarding, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing are extremely active sports that require your attention at all times. This leaves you with no time to fuss over spectacles that could potentially slip, crush or fall and get |
lost in the sea.
|This vigorous sport, like any other cardiovascular activity, has a frantic up and down movement. Wear your glasses jogging and you are likely to have to keep pushing them up on your nose bridge every other second.||Cycling and inline skating are high-speed sports that require a fair amount of skill, fitness and concentration. Neither cyclist nor inline skater has the time or effort to fuss over glasses that may potentially fog up, or slip and fall to the ground and get lost during the activity. For these reasons you're very unlikely to see sportsmen in these disciplines using glasses while cycling or blading.|
|These high-contact games are all about body contact and rough tackling. Glasses are out of the question under heavy rugby helmets. And even if they weren't, glasses would never survive such a rough sport as rugby.||Stunt sports like skate boarding and BMX bicycle stunt riding require intense concentration. Stunts sometimes involve full turns and 360 degree twists of the body. The chances of injury from falling are very high, and glasses just add to that risk.|