What the Best Contact Lenses for Sports?

Think about this. You are driving down the lane for a lay-up and bam! Someone hits you and knocks down your glasses. Now you’re out for the rest of the game. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be you. With contact lenses, you are able to freely move around the court or field without worry. Now which contact lenses are good and why should we wear them? We will talk about this and more in today’s blog 🙂

Reasons to wear contact lenses

  • Less fogging while playing sports. Players sweat during games and that is almost inevitable. While glasses fog up and blur out vision, contact lenses rarely have this issue!
  • Wider field of view. For some people, the sides of the glasses can block some peripheral vision which drastically affects performance. Imagine if you are a wide receiver and you don’t get that split second information on where the defenders are!
  • Much less prone to injury with contacts. While glasses offer great vision, everyone knows they can fall and break. Trust me, it hurts when you fall on your glasses!
  • Comfort affects performance. Although this might not be true for everyone, most people prefer to be free from glasses when playing sports. When you feel better, you play better!

Which Contact Lens should I choose?

  • There are mainly three kinds of soft contact lenses. Daily, Bi-Weekly, and Monthly. Each has their distinct advantages and disadvantages. 
  • Daily lenses (such as Dailies Total 1, Acuvue Oasys 1 Day, Infuse) are replaced every day and offer the greatest comfort. The main drawback is the heftier price tag because you are getting a fresh lens every day!
  • Bi-weekly lenses (Acuvue Oasys Bi Weekly) are those looking for a lens not as pricey as dailies but still have the great comfort. Acuvue Oasys also has UV protection for those who are outdoors often.
  • Monthly lenses (such as Biofinity, ULTRA, Air Optix) are more budget friendly but still work amazing. They are to be cleaned nightly, but with proper care they can feel just as great as daily lenses.

What works for you?

In the end, contact lenses are medical devices that help you achieve your sports goals. This is just a beginners guide to contact lenses for those who want information. Visit an optometrist near you for advice in choosing the best contact lens for you!
Dr. Chen and Dr. Pham are proud eye doctors in The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring, and Houston areas. Come check out Glimpse Eye Care if you’re looking for personalized eye care or even simple eye check up. We would love to be your family eye care doctor. We can’t wait to meet yall 🙂

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