Have you ever thought about how your eyes direct the movement of your body while playing sports? Not only are you using your eyes to follow the ball in a game of tennis, but you’re also using vision to properly position your body for the next hit.
Needless to say, if your vision isn’t up to par, neither is your game. Healthy eyes, like strength and speed, are important for the success of any sport, whether it's baseball, soccer, or golf. Fortunately, your optometrist can help you stay on top of your game with regular exams, training, and eye protection.
If you’ve been practicing and training hard, but still can’t seem to achieve your desired level of performance, you may have a vision difficulty standing in the way. With less than 20/20 vision, you may find it difficult to clearly see objects, such as an archery target. Decreased depth perception and eye focusing can make judging distances and adjusting your focus between close and far objects a challenge, a problem if you’re playing a round of golf. Likewise, reduced hand-eye coordination can slow performance of your body, causing you to strike out when you’re up to bat in baseball.
If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, your optometrist can help by performing a comprehensive eye exam, creating a personalized vision treatment, orthokeratology, or enhancement program, and recommending protective eyewear, sunwear, or specialty lenses to optimize the visual conditions and needs of various sports.
Schedule an appointment with our Novi office today! With healthy vision, you’ll always be on top of your game.