Sports Vision


Whether it’s pitching a baseball, shooting a goal or returning a tennis serve, your vision is a crucial component for optimal athletic performance. Just as strength, speed or agility help you perform better; your game can be seriously impacted by your visual acuity, as well as specific visual skills. Sports Vision can enhance your competitive advantage by maximizing your overall visual skills and can protect you from the dangers of a sports related eye injury.

Sports Vision can involve prescribing specialized eyewear, such as contacts or glasses to enhance performance. We can also suggest the best protective sports eye wear. As sports vision specialists, we will assess your sports eyewear and vision needs and recommend the best solution to give you the edge you are seeking.

Good vision incorporates a lot more than 20/20 eyesight. Depth perception, peripheral visual, hand eye coordination and other skills are all necessary to maintain a competitive advantage in sports. A full vision assessment by Forsyth Family Eye Care will take into consideration your specific visual needs as well as the sport you play to determine the best combination of vision correction, safety, comfort, convenience and if necessary, skill related therapy to improve your performance. We can improve your sports vision through:

    • Sports contact lenses: Even if contacts are not comfortable for you to wear on a daily basis, sports contacts have many advantages over prescription glasses and can give you a broader clearer range of vision.
    • Eyeglasses that Enhance Sports Performance: Sports eyeglasses can improve your vision and enhance your performance even if you have perfect vision. In addition to correcting vision, polarized, anti-glare and tinted lenses can all help to reduce environmental factors that can slowdown your game.
    • Protective Eyewear for Sports: Proper eye protection is crucial to athletic play, particularly in high risk sports. Appropriate sunglasses and protective eyewear is all that is needed to prevent thousands of needless injuries each year, and it can improve your game. We can help you determine the best protection for your sport.

If you are active in sports and looking to optimize your performance, ask us about how a sports vision assessment can benefit you.