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How contact lenses can affect sports

By Optical Express

Playing sport whilst wearing glasses is often a bit of a no-no. You wouldn't dive in the pool or hit the tennis court without first changing to contact lenses, or even investing in a specialist pair of sports glasses. But is wearing contact lenses for sport all it's cracked up to be?

The pros
Wearing contact lenses instead of glasses can provide you with a certain level of freedom when playing sport. You don't need to worry about troublesome frames sliding down your nose when you start to get a little sweaty, or even worry about them falling off if you happen to move too quickly. Contact lenses mean you can see easily, without the cumbersome impact of wearing glasses, and they're safer for playing sport in too - there's no risk of breaking the frames or smashing the glass lenses. 

The cons
Now, while they're certainly useful, they're by no means perfect. If you've ever experienced the fear of losing a lens when heading a football then you'll understand. As well as this, there's the discomfort caused by accidentally getting something in your eye, or even losing a lens if you spray water on your face to cool off. Always having to keep a spare pair handy can also be annoying if you'd rather just get-up-and-go. 

What's the solution?
If you're finding it troublesome to play sport in your contact lenses, there are further options available to you. Laser eye surgery can be a great solution for correcting your vision. There are a few different treatment types available, and you can find out more about them on our treatments page. The surgery could mean you won't need to bother with glasses or contact lenses in the future, enjoying corrected vision without the fuss!

If you'd like more information about laser eye surgery, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. You can also find more handy guidance on looking after your eyes by visiting the rest of our blog. 

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