Sports Vision in Blue IslandIllinois

Do you wish you could improve your batting average in the weekend softball league; cut a few strokes off your golf score; or take your tennis game to the next level? Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important ingredient in how well you play your sport. Your vision is composed of many skills, and just as exercise and practice can increase your speed and strength, it can improve your vision skills.

Some athletes will have visual difficulties that will need individual, professional attention and will not benefit from these exercises alone. An evaluation by a sports vision optometrist can pinpoint your individual problems and needs as related to your sport. Remember, a thorough eye examination by your doctor of optometry is a great place to begin “getting the winning edge.”

Concussion Tests for Athletes

The Vision Salon now offers the King-Devick Concussion Tests for athletes. King-Devick Test (K-D Test) is a two-minute test that requires an athlete to read single digit numbers displayed on cards or on an iPad. After suspected head trauma, the athlete is given the test and if the time needed to complete the test is any longer than the athlete’s baseline test time, the athlete should be removed from play and should be evaluated by a licensed professional.

Sports Eyewear 

Whether or not you wear prescription lenses on a daily basis, sports glasses offer an added layer of protection during your games and practices. 

UV radiation can penetrate the clouds, even on overcast winter days. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that everyone—beginning with 1-year-old toddlers—wear sunglasses whenever they are outdoors. It’s also essential for those using medications that increase sun sensitivity, including estrogens, tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova), and certain antibiotics like doxycycline.

Wearing lenses that screen out harmful ultraviolet radiation is essential for keeping your eyes healthy. We provide the best sports glasses that’ll help you forget you’re even sporting eyewear to begin with.

“There is some evidence that blue light from the sun may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration. Lenses with a red, amber, or orange tint may provide better protection against this light. You may find less distortion, however, with gray or green lenses.” — Harvard Health Publishing