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Sports Vision FAQs

Sports Vision FAQs with Fallas Family Vision

If you're an athlete, you're probably always on the lookout for any healthy practices that might give you a competitive edge -- whether you're just trying to improve your weekend game or training for a professional event. If that's the case, you're probably curious about our sports vision services here at Fallas Family Vision. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject at our McDonough optometry clinic.

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What Is Sports Vision?

Sports vision is a specialized area of eye care that holds athletes' eyesight to a higher standard than that of the general population. It involves detailed examinations of your binocular vision, focusing skills, eye teaming/tracking, color and contrast sensitivity, visual processing speeds and other skills. We then prescribe specific exercises, corrective lenses, and other therapeutic measures to help you achieve that final degree of perfection.

Why Is Sports Vision Important?

While most people are delighted to have "20/20" vision, for instance, it's actually possible to enjoy even higher visual acuity -- and even a small improvement might make all the difference in your chosen sport. The ability to make out subtle contrast or color variations can help you aim your golf swing or pistol shot more accurately. The ability to track and process fast-moving objects can mean the difference between a tennis or hockey victory and embarrassing defeat. Sports vision evaluation and treatment helps you take in visual data more quickly and clearly so you can respond by playing a better game.

What Tips Do You Have for Helping Me Keep My Eyes Healthy?

First and foremost, you must protect your eyes from damage. If your eyes are at any risk of acute injury from other players or flying objects, use protective eyewear made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic. UV protection is another must for outdoor sports. Make sure your sunglasses or other tinted lenses block 99 to 100 percent of ultraviolet rays. Last but not least, support your eyes' health through smart lifestyle practices. These including eating a balanced diet, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and getting regularly-scheduled eye exams at our eye care center.

Learn More About Our Sports Vision Services -- Call Our McDonough Clinic Today

If you're ready to learn more about the potential of our sports vision services for improving your athletic performance, get all the facts at Fallas Family Vision. Call our McDonough optometry clinic today at 770-766-9561 to schedule a sports vision exam and experience the process -- and the benefits -- for yourself!