On the playing field, the ball might not be the only thing being thrown around. Elbows, hands and even feet can fly. Whether it’s a ball hurtling toward you from across the field or an inadvertent jab from an elbow in close quarters, the world of sports is full of hazards that can cause injury to the eyes.
Polycarbonate lenses – the kind generally used in sports and safety glasses – can offer 10 times more protection than regular lenses. Research has shown that impact-resistant glasses made with these lenses are capable of withstanding a blow from objects traveling up to 90 miles per hour.
In addition to being impact resistant, you’ll also want to make sure the lenses in your sports glasses are made with the right prescription. Faulty vision can also be a significant safety hazard as well as a detriment to your game.
There are additional considerations that need to be taken into account when shopping for sports lenses and the staff at Optometrics of Chatsworth understands them all. Our full-service eye clinic serving Chatsworth and Los Angeles, CA, has the expertise and the selection needed to ensure that the glasses you wear when it’s game time will give you the confidence and vision needed to be your best.
When you visit our offices in Northridge, an eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam. Once the correct prescription for your lenses has been determined, our professional staff will help you select frames based on your personal comfort, style and level of activity. Recent technological developments have contributed to the options you’ll have when you visit Optometrics of Chatsworth to select your glasses. We use the Shamir Attitude III Sports lens, which offers the kind of versatility that allows full customization and ensures optimal athletic performance no matter what sport you play.
You’ll also have the option to select Hi-Definition lenses, anti-reflective coatings, Transitions, polarization and other features. Same-day eyewear from our Northbridge location may even be possible thanks to our on-site lab.