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Contact Lenses & Sport

If you wear eyeglasses and are physically active, you know how distracting they can be while playing a sports.

Contact lenses offer you the freedom to change direction on a dime, as well as many other significant advantages over eyeglasses. Read on to find out how contacts may be able to help you reach an improved level of physical performance.

Advantages of wearing contact lenses for Enhanced Athletic Performance

  • Improved field of vision: Not only do contact lenses allow you to see what is directly in front of you more clearly, but they also improve your peripheral (side) vision by offering a sharper image from the corner of your eye.
  • Unobstructed view: Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses do not have a frame which can block your view, allowing you to focus on your sport without distractions.
  • Better safety: Contact lenses allow you to wear sports safety equipment, such as a football helmet or eye goggles, without interference.
  • Clearer Vision: Contact lenses allow you to see clearly in all weather conditions and will not fog up or get dirty while you’re out on the field.
  • Practicality and comfort: Contact lenses will not slip or fall off during a crucial game and you will never have to worry about adjusting their position while playing, allowing you to focus better on your sport.

What Type of Contact Lens Is Best Suited For Sports?

Finding the perfect contact lens to wear for sports will allow you to reach the highest levels of performance.

Some of the best options include:

  • Silicone Hydrogels: Up to 5 times more breathable than regular contact lenses, silicone hydrogels keep your eyes moist for a longer period of time. They are resistant to the buildup of protein and other harmful substances, reducing your risk of eye infections, redness and dryness.
  • Daily Disposables: Daily disposables are convenient and easy to wear and don’t require any maintenance. Because they are replaced every day, they allow for safer and more consistent vision.
  • Soft Contact Lenses vs Gas Permeable Lenses: Soft contact lenses are often favored over GP lenses when playing sports as they are less likely to become dislodged while playing.

How Do I Decide Which Option is Best For Me?

Finding the right contact lens is very important so the best thing to do is to speak to one of our qualified eye doctors before purchasing anything.

We offer comprehensive contact lens fittings and a FREE TRIAL PAIR to ensure that all your needs are met and to help you perform with confidence and comfort.

To learn more about your contact lens options, book an appointment today or contact our NW Calgary eye clinic, conveniently located at Market Mall, at 403-286-4884.

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