The research is in from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Optometric Association: a half-hour visit to your Optometrist could improve sports performance and protect young eyes from impact damage.
Look at these guys: Amare Stoudemire – Chris Sabo – Kurt Rambis – Bob Griese – Horace Grant – Greg Maddox – Moses Malone – K-Rod – Erik Dickerson – Kareem Abdul Jabbar. These and other sports stars wear (or wore) corrective lenses, protective lenses – or both. That says something.
Turning on a fast ball, seeing the basket instantly on a turnaround jumper, catching the spin of a tennis ball coming at you at 60 miles an hour: it’s in the eyes. So along with practice time on the court or in the field and hours in the weight room … add a visit to your optometrist to give yourself the winning edge.
Brian Kane, O.D., of The Family EyeCare Clinic in Willoughby and Painesville, Ohio, recently said,
“I played highly competitive sports in high school and college, and so I know first hand the importance of protecting players’ eyes and using corrective lenses to improve performance. That’s why we offer this kind of appointment and want to tell every high school player, coach, and parent about it.
“Our exam will help players get the best out of their eyes with corrective lenses, if needed, and we also consult with player and parents on the risks of eye injury in their sport and recommend protective lenses and frames for any sport where collisions with other players, the ball, or equipment is a possibility.”
Action to take if your child plays high-school sports:
visit your qualified optometrist for -
- Consultation and exam for performance-enhancing lens or contacts prescription.
- Consultation on the advisability for impact-resistant frames, whether your child wears corrective lenses or not.
- Ask about the latest in specially-tints and specific optical designs in sunglasses, which can alter the visual background the player sees and make it easier to see the ball.
The Family EyeCare Clinic maintains practices at:
77 Normandy Drive, Painesville, Ohio,
37131 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio,
For directions and hours, go to www.familyeyecareclinic.biz
Source: Family EyeCare Clinic