If you or a member of your family are one of 90 million American athletes who participate in sports, you may benefit from sports vision tests that determine how well your eyes perform while you’re on the field or court. At the practice of Roy Hyman, OD, in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Hyman recommends sports vision testing for athletes of all ability levels. Additionally, if you or your children experience an eye injury, Dr. Hyman examines and treats the injury. To schedule a sports vision exam, call the friendly office staff or book the next available appointment online.
Sports vision testing goes beyond a standard eye exam. It helps athletes of all ages and ability levels understand how well their eyes perform beyond the basics of seeing clearly. Sports vision skills may help you improve your athletic performance in areas including:
Sports vision tests can help determine any areas that could use improvement, and therefore, potentially improve your athletic performance.
There are several different sports vision tests available. The team at Roy Hyman, OD, recommends tests based on your individual athletic abilities and goals. Some of these tests may include:
Based on the results of your sports tests, your vision specialists recommend appropriate treatment, such as glasses, contacts or even laser vision correction.
Some of the most common eye injuries in sports include ones that happen during basketball, baseball, and softball games. Racquetball and hockey also warrant their share of eye injuries. Common causes of sports-related eye injuries include:
If you or your child suffer a sports-related eye injury, it’s important to seek an evaluation from Dr. Hyman and the optometry professionals so they can diagnose and treat the injury promptly. Prompt care for an eye injury can prevent future vision problems and other complications.
To schedule a sports vision appointment, call the friendly office staff or book online.