03.07.2009

Baseball players "switch to contact lenses" on field

Baseball players "switch to contact lenses" on field

By Alexa Kaczka

Two professional baseball players with the Los Angeles Dodgers use contact lenses while out in the field to correct nearsightedness.

According to the LA Times, James Loney and Matt Kemp are both regularly seen sporting eyeglasses when they are not playing, but opt for contact lenses during games.

First baseman Loney, who has worn glasses since secondary school, told the newspaper that because he wears daily disposable contact lenses, he is not bothered by exposure to wind and dirt.

This month, the Dodgers are set to go head-to-head with the Houston Astros, the Cincinnati Reds and the Florida Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

Active people may find that contact lenses are a better option than wearing glasses when participating in vigorous exercise or sport.

Soft contact lenses are often a good option to consider, but an eye care practitioner should be consulted to help determine which type and brand are best to use for certain sports and activities.

by Martin Burns


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