Vision Options for Athletes
and Sports Enthusiasts
Read our collection of expert articles on sports vision and performance-enhancing eyewear and give yourself the winning edge.
Browse the list of articles below, or start with our Guide to Sport Sunglass Lens Tints.
- These sports vision tests could help your game
- The advantages of sport contact lenses (some may surprise you!)
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What Sports Vision Specialists Can Do for You
A sports vision specialist can assess your athletic performance, as well as offer comprehensive training.
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Learn eight symptoms, causes and steps to managing dry eye.
How to Find a Good Sports Vision Doctor
Sports vision "specialists" differ in their level of expertise. Learn how to find a good sports vision doctor and what questions to ask.
Sports Vision Skills You Can Practice at Home
Learn a few simple tips that may help you improve sports vision skills such as visual memory or depth perception. Also, learn why knowing which eye is dominant can be important for certain sports such as target shooting.
Different tints in sports sunglasses may enhance athletic performance in specific lighting conditions, such as harsh sunlight on ski slopes or overcast skies on baseball game day.
Orthokeratology for Athletes
These eye-shaping contact lenses worn only at night are a safe vision correction alternative for athletes, especially those engaged in rough sports.
Eyewear for Skiing
Eyewear for skiing ranges from full goggles to styles that look like sunglasses. Look for materials that withstand the cold and resist shattering on impact. Also, learn which lenses work best for skiers.
Swim Goggles and Diving Masks
Can't see without your eyeglasses or contact lenses? You actually have quite a few choices of eyewear that will help you see what you're doing underwater.
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" Ralphie hears it over and over in A Christmas Story, and it's a real concern, though not the only one. Learn what safety features to look for, and which lens types and colors are best, whether you're hunting or target shooting.
[Page updated March 2015]