Playing sports with distorted vision can significantly impact your performance. Everyone – from children to adults – should see a Milestones Optometry eye doctor for a comprehensive sports vision exam each season. Visual acuity is as important to sports as training is. Without optimal vision, your ability to return your partner’s ball, hit a homerun, or nail a hole-in-one is severely limited.
Did you know…
that your vision could be negatively affecting your game even if you are seeing clearly? That’s because vision is interconnected to other skills, such as hand-eye coordination. A Milestones Optometry optometrist can help you learn exercises that will maximize the skills you need to deliver your best performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to see a Milestones Optometry eye doctor for a sports vision test?
It is recommended that you see an eye care practitioner who is knowledgeable in sports vision if you participate in high-impact or competitive activities. Our eye doctors have studied sports vision and are also highly involved in sports so the care provided will be thorough. According to the American Optometric Association, thousands of eye injuries occur every year in connection to sports. By visiting a sports optometrist at Milestones Optometry, you can learn ways of protecting your eyes, as well as maximizing your visual acuity and coordination.
What should I expect during my sports vision appointment?
You can expect a number of screenings at your exam. Your eye doctor will identify your dominant eye, as well as your visual acuity. You may also test for:
- Depth perception, also known as stereopsis
- Peripheral vision
- Hand-Eye coordination
- Hand-Foot coordination
- Nighttime glare recovery
What should I expect after my sports eye exam?
Your Milestones Optometry eye doctor will make recommendations for treatment, if applicable. This may include vision therapy, eye-hand/foot coordination exercises, or something as simple as the use of corrective lenses. There are a multitude of contact lens options for all your sporting needs. You may also be advised to wear sports eyewear to protect your eyes from injury while you are active.