Contact lenses can be a real game changer for athletes by improving their
comfort, raising their performance levels, and ensuring safety. And, they’re
especially convenient for winter sports. Whether you’re an avid skier
or just an occasional snow bunny, here’s what you need to know about
contact lenses for winter sports.
Benefits of contact lenses
Contact lenses offer a number of benefits for athletes and can help improve your
performance and comfort level. Wearing contact lenses enables perfect
, so your field of vision is not limited by your glasses
frames. They can also enhance your depth perception, which can be critical on
the slopes. Perhaps most importantly, though, wearing contacts enables you to
wear ski goggles or sunglasses and helmets comfortably. Goggles and polarised sunglasses
protection against sun damage from UV rays, which are especially strong in
sunny, snowy conditions.
What to discuss with your optician
commitment to winter sports is casual or more dedicated, it’s important to
consult with your optician to find the best lenses for your lifestyle. If
you’re headed to the mountains for a ski holiday, you may want to consider daily disposable contact
for their convenience. Your optician can also recommend lenses that
are equipped with UV filters for added protection
Contact lenses and safety for athletes
Beyond their comfort and
convenience, contact lenses are certainly the safest option for sports people.
Accidents do happen, and broken glasses frames or lenses can cause serious eye
trauma. The improved visual acuity afforded by contact lenses means you’ll be
able to avoid hazards on the slopes that may be impossible with glasses. And,
goggles and helmets will fit perfectly, so you can enjoy your next ski holiday
(or snowball fight) comfortably and safely.