13.05.2011

Contact lenses help baseball player to improve form

Contact lenses help baseball player to improve form

By Alexa Kaczka

Baseball star Bryce Harper has embarked on a 14-game hitting streak after converting to contact lenses and benefiting immediately from vision correction.

The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the modern game and has already been likened to Alex Rodriguez, though there was a time when it seemed his talent may be stifled by his poor eyesight, the Washington Post reported

However, since having contact lenses fitted, he has now gone 14 games without failing to hit and has garnered attention from baseball teams across North America.

Harper's manager, Brian Daubach, told the newspaper: "He had some problems. Whatever happened that was maybe in the back of his mind - check that problem off the list. Since he went and got his eyes checked, he's swung much better."

Recently, Chris Volstad, the pitcher for the Florida Marlins, followed the example of his teammate, Josh Johnson, and had laser eye surgery on his right eye to improve his performance, blogs.palmbeachpost.com reported.

by Adrian Galbreth


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