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How Are Contact Lenses Better For Sportspersons?

Wearing spectacles might seem hassle-free than contact lenses, but when it comes to sports, glasses can create a fuss. And if it is a kind of sport in which there is fast and high paced action like badminton or lawn tennis or body-contact games like football or cricket, then glasses are not even a choice. This is where contact lenses become so important, for sportspersons who indulge in high-intensity sports.

Many athletes and sportspersons are known to prefer wearing tinted colored contacts for sportsthat enhance their performance. Indeed, there is a whole range of advantages that contact lenses provide over spectacles.

Let us find out some of the most pertinent advantages here below.

  • Contact lens offer a wider peripheral vision - Spectacles generally have a small frame and flat lenses, which are not very good for peripheral vision. But contact lenses fit exactly on the eyeball, and it gives a much wider and better peripheral vision.
  • Unobstructed view - Without the frames of spectacles there is no obstruction to the field of view, and sportspersons are much better equipped to see and react to any situation.
  • No chances of fogging or getting splattered - This is a very common problem with spectacles because there are glass lenses that get fogged easily in cold weather when the breath of the sportsperson may somehow reach the glasses. In the rain, splattering is quite common on the glass lenses of spectacles. But fortunately, with contact lenses, there is no chance of anything like that happening.
  • No injuries in body-contact sports - There have been multiple instances in the past when sportspersons have suffered injuries because the glass lens broke inside their eyes, causing dangerous wounds. They have even resulted in blindness. With contact lenses, there are no glass lenses that may break, and then pierce the delicate parts of the eye. So with contact lenses, the chances of any major injury to the eye are also reduced.
  • Better view stability - Stability of vision is much better with contact lenses because the frames of spectacles move quite a bit when sportspersons run or make quick jerky movements. But with contact lenses, there are no such chances, and thus the vision is stable.
  • Perfectly goes with protective sports gear - Spectacles are not very good to go with protective equipment like helmets and headgears or with protective goggles. With contact lenses, there is no interference of the frame and thus are much well suited for the task.

Overall contact lenses are much more convenient and better suited to sports, be it normal ones or the tinted variety. The tinted contact lenses are made in a way that the glare of the sun is reduced considerably making them a great choice for outdoor sports. Contact lenses are quite soft and comfortable nowadays and are available in a wide variety so a sportsperson can choose the perfect lens and enjoy the sports without a lot of inconveniences that come with spectacles.

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