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Guide to Sports Vision

All about Ski Goggles

A pair of ski goggle consists of lenses, frame and headband. Among three components, the most important part comes to lenses because all the functions of ski goggles embody on the lenses such as anti-wind, ant-UV and anti-fogging. In addition, the function of frames is to resist impact and pressure. Headband is to fix lenses and fix goggle on the head.

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Different tints of sport sunglasses

The environmental and lighting conditions are crucial factors which determine the selection of lens tints. For example, the best choice of lens tint for volleyball on a sunny day may be too dark for golfing on a cloudy day.

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Diving masks and swimming goggles

People generally wear scuba diving masks and swim goggles when swimming, diving, snorkel or other explore underwater. Light travel condition in air is different from that underwater. Objects watched underwater are larger and closer than they actually are. In addition, light rays can not travel effectively from eyes to target object through water. Masks and swim goggles provide a chamber of air in front of the eyes that enables the eyes to see things clearly and correctly. This is the reason why people need masks or swim goggles underwater.

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The selection of ski goggles

To protect eyes and face, ski goggles are designed to be large, covering most of the upper portion of the face and fitting snugly around the eye area. This style can protect wearers against wind, snow and ice. The large enough lens area can provide a wide field of view and good peripheral vision.

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Eye tests from sports vision doctors

The vision consists of several skills, such as depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, focus and so on. Since what people understand about environment relies mostly on the eyes, vision skills are very important for all outdoor activities, including golf, basketball, baseball, etc.

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Functions and types of sport sunglasses

Sports sunglasses can help both professional athletes and amateurs improve performance. However, most sports enthusiasts don’t take their vision as a key factor in optimizing the performance while they are trying the latest equipments.

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Tests of sports visual skills

The key factor of testing and improving visual skills varies from one kind of sport to another. For example, golfers need good eye-hand coordination, timing and depth feeling, while team players should have good visual memory for remembering other players and objects. There are a lot of tests and therapies that can be held. We will list some research fields next.

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Choosing a sports vision specialist

Finding a specialist of sports vision is an easy thing. The most effective method is to ask your eye doctor for a referral. Most eye doctors who profess in sports vision are optometrists or ophthalmologists. Sometimes, ophthalmologists who conduct LASIK or other eye surgeries also provide sports vision services.

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Sports eye protection from eyewear

Recently, coaches, parents and players realize the importance of eye protection during sports. Eyewear specifically designed for protecting eyes is one of the fastest growing segments of eye care industry. Some of the protective eyewear was designed for professional athletes originally. However, most people who are not professional athletes also use them to protect eyes. In fact, most of athletic and fitness clubs require their members to participate with proper eye gear. Sports goggles are even accepted as a part of everyday life, though there were ever a lot of resistances to protective eyewear in children. In addition, both children and adults like to wear protective eyewear because this image means that they are business on the playing field.

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Sport eyeglasses for better performance

In most sports, good vision decides good performance, so that eyeglasses designed especially for sports can help athletes do well. Sports vision specialists believe that corrective eyewear can enhance the sports performance.

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