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How Contact Lenses Can Improve Your Sports Performance

Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses, especially if you’re active or play sports. Our Calgary contact lens fittings are designed to help you find the perfect pair to suit your lifestyle and eye health needs. 

If you require vision correction, contact lenses offer a convenient, safe, and comfortable alternative to traditional eyeglasses. Optometrists will often recommend them due to their many advantages, including:

  • wider and improved field of vision
  • greater visual acuity
  • less visual distortions than with eyeglasses
  • enhanced safety, especially when playing sports

Comprehensive Contact Lens Fittings in Calgary

At Market Mall Optometry, our optometrists offer a comprehensive contact lens fitting service to check the health of your eye and determine which contact lenses are best suited for your particular lifestyle and vision needs.

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Top Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses For Sports

While the choice between contact lenses and eyeglasses is very personal and should be determined under the guidance of your eye doctor, wearing contact lenses is a very safe alternative and is less likely to cause an eye injury than traditional eyeglasses.

Whether you play sports professionally or follow a strict exercise regimen, contact lenses are possibly the most convenient option for correcting your vision.

There are a number of benefits of wearing contacts over eyeglasses when playing sports, including:

1. Improved Field of Vision

Not only do contact lenses allow you to see what’s directly in front of you, but they also improve your peripheral (side) vision by offering a sharp image from the corner of your eye.


2. Unobstructed View

Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses don’t come with a frame that blocks your view, thereby greatly enhancing your performance on the field.


3. Better Safety

When playing sports, there’s always the risk of getting hit by a fellow player or ball. In such cases, your eyeglasses could shatter and cause an eye injury, whereas contact lenses are far less likely to get affected.


4. Clearer Vision

No matter the weather conditions, your contact lenses will remain unaffected and won’t get dirty or foggy while you’re playing, unlike eyeglasses.


5. Better Comfort

One major disadvantage of eyeglasses is that they can pose a distraction to athletes. However, contact lenses will never slip, fall, or need to be adjusted while you’re playing.


What Type of Contact Lenses Should I Wear?

Finding the right contact lenses to wear for sports will allow you to reach your highest potential out on the field. That’s why so many eye doctors recommend that athletes wear lenses made from silicone hydrogel.

Some of the incredible benefits of this type of contact lens include:

  • They’re up to five times more breathable than regular contact lenses.
  • They keep your eyes moist for longer, giving greater comfort.
  • They’re durable and designed to be resistant to protein build-up and other harmful substances, protecting your eye health.
  • They can reduce your risk of developing an eye infection, dryness, and redness.

Do You Normally Wear Eyeglasses?

If you play sports yet prefer wearing your eyeglasses for the most part of the day, talk to your eye doctor about daily disposable contact lenses for sports. They don’t require any maintenance and can simply be disposed of following the game or practice.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our wide range of contact lenses, or to find out whether this is a viable choice for you, contact our Calgary optometrists at 403-286-4884 or book a contact lens today.

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