If you’ve got game it might be time to visit your optometry doctor for a sports vision checkup. When your vision is as crystal clear as it can be you are more likely to sink the shot through the net, hit the ball hard up the fairway or return the serve with accuracy. The optometry doctors at Harrington Vision in Florence, South Carolina, are experienced in all aspects of sports vision eye care from specialized exams to protective eyewear.
What Happens During a Sports Vision Examination?
Our optometrists at Harrington Vision will be looking for specific things during a comprehensive sports vision exam. We will begin by evaluating your visual acuity with a classic Snellen Eye Chart comparing it to a baseline of 20/20. Often in children, this very first step reveals that a young athlete needs corrective lenses.
Our doctors will also test your visual processing skills. How fast do you process something and then react to it whether it is a tennis ball soaring over the net or a soccer ball on a collision course with the goal? Other tests are done to determine how well you see objects against a similar or a different background. Think of a baseball player following a ball from the crack of the bat as it moves across the outfield sky.
Your sports vision eye exam will also evaluate how well you follow moving objects, how well your eyes work together and your depth perception. Our optometry doctors will also be looking for which of your eyes is dominant. Most people have one eye that is stronger than the other. With these tests in hand, our doctors can determine the eye care plan that optimizes your vision for sports.
What About Preventative Eye Care?
Sports vision experts are able to make recommendations about equipment to protect your eyes during sports. This can include different types of sports goggles that protect the eyes from moving objects. Athletes who play sports outdoors also need proper eye protection to avoid sun damage to their eyes.
Schedule a Sports Vision Exam Today
Whether you competitively train in a sport or you just like getting outside as a weekend warrior, you can benefit from a sports vision eye examination. Our optometry doctors at Harrington Vision in Florence are skilled in assessing how well your eyes and body work together for peak athletic performance. Call us to request an appointment at our downtown Florence or west Florence locations or go through our online form on our homepage.