Many adults and children have vision problems such as, nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism which requires corrective lenses. These adults and children may also be athletes and wearing glasses to play sports may become a hassle.
Advantages of wearing contacts for sports:
– Better peripheral vision
– Enhanced depth perception
– Enhanced eye-hand coordination
– Unobstructed view
– Stays in place under most conditions
– No vision disturbances when moving (glasses sliding down on nose)
– Eliminates risk of glasses related injuries
Contact lenses are available for most prescriptions. Children as young as 8 can wear contacts as long as they are mature and motivated to handle and care for the contacts. Good personal hygiene is important as well when dealing with contacts.
If you or your child are interested in contacts for sports or leisure activities please contact one of our 5 convenient locations in middle Tennessee (Nashville, Hartsville, Hendersonville, Lebanon or Lafayette). Speak to one of our three eye doctors to see which contacts are the best fit for you.