Contact lenses enhance baseball player"s performance

Contact lenses enhance baseball player"s performance

By Emily Tait

A baseball player has helped to improve his performance by using contact lenses in place of other optical aids.

Alyza Sherman, who plays for Urbana High School, has turned to contact lenses which help to lessen the impact of the sun"s dazzle and has benefitted from an impressive batting average as a result, the Springfield News-Sun reported.

In addition, the colour of the lenses has helped to intimidate opponents, with the red putting off opposing pitchers.

"It makes the red stand out, so I can see the seams on the ball and the spin of the ball easily. It makes everything easy to see. I got them so I wouldn"t have to wear sunglasses. I can look up into the sun," she told the newspaper.

Recently, Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann told the Express and Star that tinted contact lenses help him to deal with the glare of the sun during games.

by Adrian Galbreth

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