Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 6

Contact Lenses in Sports

Sushant Kumar Shah1 and Kamal Thakur2*

1Lecturer, Acharya Institute of Allied Health Sciences, India
2Lecturer, Nethradhama School of Optometry, India

*Corresponding Author: Sushant Kumar Shah, Lecturer, Acharya Institute of Allied Health Sciences, India.

Received: April 11, 2023; Published: May 25, 2023

Abstract

Introduction: Over the years, playing sports has evolved as a profession from being a fun activity. Athlete across all sports work very hard on their skill to improve their performance where vision plays a significant role. Different aspects of vision such as depth perception, hand-eye-body coordination, colour, contrast, visual memory, and visual reaction time must be functioning at the highest level for an athlete’s better performance. Advancement in contact lenses has enabled many athletes with significant refractive conditions the ability to maintain their vision at the optimal level. Contact lenses have become the ideal vision correction choice for virtually anyone involved in sporting activities. The use of contact lenses for vision correction in sports playing general population has been found four times higher than in the overall adult population and is the preferred choice when compared to spectacle correction or refractive surgery. Contact lenses offer several advantages over spectacle. The main objective of contact lens corrections is to provide an excellent vision which is stable in all conditions encountered during sports. Different sport offers different kind of challenge to the athlete which has to be taken into consideration before advising the contact lens.

 Keywords: Sports Contact Lens; Sports and Eye; Contact Lenses for Athletes; Occupational Contact Lenses

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Citation

Citation: Sushant Kumar Shah and Kamal Thakur. “Contact Lenses in Sports".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 6.6 (2023): 03-06.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Sushant Kumar Shah and Kamal Thakur. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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