17.07.2015

Contact lenses "are safer during sports"

Contact lenses "are safer during sports"

People who wear contact lenses are less likely to suffer an injury than glasses wearers when taking part in sporting activities, one source has pointed out.

When playing contact and ball sports in particular, glasses can pose a danger to people due to their propensity to smash.

However, with contact lenses this risk can be eliminated and people can still benefit from vision correction without having to sacrifice their enjoyment of the game, the source noted.

It explained: "For someone wearing glasses, a blow to the eye can result in a far more serious injury due to the impact of the broken frame and lens against the eyeball. Activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking or climbing pose very real dangers if you fall and break your glasses."

Meanwhile, experts at the National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have announced that they intend to make contact lenses safer than ever following a new discovery which they claim can help to prevent infections.

by Alexa Kaczka


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