Two Options For Glasses And Sports

If you love sports and wear glasses, you know that it can be hard to play basketball or football and still wear your glasses. If your prescription is mild enough, you may able to get away with not wearing your glasses, but the stronger the prescription, the less you are able to get away with not wearing your glasses. It's hard for you to catch a football, hit a homer, or sink a three-pointer if you can't see where the ball or hoop is. Thankfully, there are a lot of other options out there you can use. 

Sports Glasses

One option is to wear sports glasses. Your optometrist can send these glasses off to be made for you. They are made of a very strong, shatter-resistant plastic. They also tend to have no metal in them, so that if, on the off chance that they break, there is less chance that anyone can get hurt. Sports glasses generally wrap more around your face than your regular glasses do, so they can't get knocked out of position, and have a strap that runs around the back of your head to hold the glasses firmly in place. There is a famous basketball player from the 1970s who wore a pair of sports glasses when he was playing. 

Helmet Visors

If you play football, another option that you can choose is to get a helmet visor that is cut to your prescription. These visors are permanently connected to your helmet so that you can see what's going on during the game. Like sports glasses, these visors are made out of a high-impact, shatter-resistant plastic. Again, your optometrist can help with a prescription for these and send it out to be made. You will need to make sure that you do get an optometrist to help you with them because the focus will be different from your glasses because the visor will be further out from your eyes. There are professional football players who have chosen to go with this option. Some of them have chosen to have their visors slightly tinted to keep the light out of their eyes. 

Making sure that you can see what you are doing during your regular activities during the day is important. It's no different when you are playing sports. If you can't see the ball or the other players, you can't be an effective player. Talking to your optometrist about your options can make it so you can play and still see what you are doing, so visit a vision correction center today.