Sports Vision

Protect Your Eyes

Whether it’s golf, tennis, racquetball, volleyball or any other sport, when you’re not seeing as perfectly as possible, you’re not playing to your full potential. Yet seeing perfectly isn’t just about seeing clearly. That’s because vision is a mix of interrelated skills from dynamic visual acuity to eye-hand coordination to depth perception to peripheral vision.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A Sabates Eye Centers optometrist with specialized experience in sports vision can assess your visual system and recommend the proper eyeglasses or contact lenses specifically for your sport. And, we can design a vision therapy program, customized for you, to maximize your visual skills and better your game.

Eye Protection

Protection should always be a priority when it comes to your eyes – even more so if you’re playing sports, and in particular certain high-risk sports. Sports-related eye injuries happen every day in both children and adults – and nearly all of them can be prevented with the use of protective eyewear.

 

For those who play outdoor sports, make sure to wear sunglasses during the day. Studies show exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and potential growths on the eyes, including cancer.

 

For those who play indoor sports, sports goggles provide the most protection and will stay on secure during any game. 

 

If you play sports and don’t have protective eyewear, talk to a Sabates Eye Centers optometrist who can help you determine the right eye protection for your sport.

  • Did you know?

    Playing sports and exercising...

    not only improves fitness and skills, it also improves visual fitness and accuracy.

  • Don’t let clouds fool you.

    UV rays can pass through haze and clouds. Be sure to wear protective sunglasses whenever you’re outside.

  • Sports Vision Eye Specialist Dr. Ramona Baumfalk with Sabates Eye Centers

    Ask Dr. Baumfalk

    Q:      

    What type of corrective eyewear would you recommend for those who play sports?

     

    A:       

    I’d recommend disposable contact lenses. Contacts can provide athletes with more flexibility and more comfort. Contacts increase peripheral vision, while allowing athletes the freedom of not having to worry about their lenses fogging up, sliding down or falling off.

For emergency or time sensitive appointments, call 913-261-2020
or 1-800-742-0020 (toll free).

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Tips to protect your eyes from the sun:

  • Choose sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays
  • Wear a hat in addition to your sunglasses
  • Never look directly at the sun as it can damage your retina
  • Avoid peak sun times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest