Vision Options for Athletes
& Sports Enthusiasts
Dr. Gary Heiting
Browse the Table of Contents below or start with our Guide to Sport Sunglass Lens Tints.
Table of Contents
Sport Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can give you a competitive advantage in sports, particularly when it comes to providing a wider field of view. Learn which lenses are right for your sport.
Eyeglasses That Enhance Sports Performance
What's best for your sport? Choose from glasses that offer eye protection, color enhancement, light control, convenience or a combination of features. Also, read the results of a study that correlates sports performance with wearing vision correction.
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Take this brief assessment to find out which options are right for you.
- Wear glasses? Solar Shield "fits overs" and clip-ons are the sun-protection-solution for eyeglass wearers
- Do you know your UV Risk? Learn about daily activities that threaten your eye health
- Learn how Optometry Giving Sight helps 670 million people to see again
What Sports Vision Specialists Can Do for You
A sports vision specialist can assess your athletic performance, as well as offer comprehensive training.
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.
Sports Vision Tests and Training
Learn how sports vision tests help you improve hand-eye coordination, depth perception, eye-tracking ability and other skills.
Sport Lens Tint Guide
Use this handy guide to select what type of tint you need in sunglass lenses for your sport or activity.
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.
UV Radiation and Eye Health Dangers - Sponsored Section
Learn about the variety of eye problems caused by overexposure to UV radiation and how you can protect your eyes.
Protective Eyewear for Sports
Learn which sports pose a danger to your eyes, what features to look for in sports eyewear and how to get a good fit for your children.
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.
Buy Smarter: Ski Goggles
Read tips on what features to look for in your ski and snowboarding goggles, getting the best fit and where to shop.
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 November 2013]