To excel in sports, you need to ensure your visual health is in top shape. Maintaining your vision doesn’t just help you perform better; it also helps you play more safely. In today’s post, Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC, your trusted Orthokeratology specialist, discusses some vision skills that can help you perform your best when playing sports.
Visual Concentration and Eye Focus
Some types of sports require focusing on a specific target. In baseball, for example, you need absolute visual concentration to hit the ball with precision. This vision skill refers to your ability to screen out distractions surrounding you and the goal. Honing this skill can also improve your strategy flexibility, shooting accuracy and overall game strength.
Dynamic Visual Acuity
Having sharp vision is definitely an advantage when it comes to sports, particularly fast-paced ones. For tennis, soccer and hockey, you’ll have an edge if you can see the ball or puck clearly even when things are moving at a high speed. If you have refractive errors, you don’t have to worry. Dr. Gerowitz offers Orthokeratology contact lenses as the perfect solution.
With OrthoK, you’ll wear the special contact lenses while sleeping. They are engineered to gently reshape your cornea through the night, correcting visual errors. You remove them in the morning and experience enhanced dynamic visual acuity throughout the day without having to use eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses. And since you’re not wearing glasses, you’ll have better peripheral vision. They won’t stand in the way of your protective goggles or headgear either. They are terrific for swimmers too.
For more information about how good eyesight improves your sports performance, call us at (847) 453-3700 or complete our form to request an appointment. We serve residents in Arlington Heights and nearby Illinois areas.