02.02.2009

Australian golfer "protects contact lenses" with sunglasses

Australian golfer "protects contact lenses" with sunglasses

Australian golfer Anna Rawson ensures that her eyes are protected from the sun and wind on the fairway by wearing sunglasses, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Ms Rawson, who is based in Los Angeles, said that it is important to protect her eyes from the wind while playing golf, particularly as she wears contact lenses.

"When I play, I wear big hats to protect my skin from the sun and I also wear sunglasses," she said.

However, her sun protection efforts may recently have gone too far when she injured herself by walking into a tree branch while playing golf.

"Because of the big hats I wear ... I ran straight into it. Maybe I should give the big hats a miss," she said.

Dr Burt Dubow of All About Vision advised people who find their contact lenses are sensitive to wind may wish to carry eye drops with them

He suggested that these drops can come in handy when wind blows airborne materials such as dust into a lens.

by Alexa Kaczka


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