This is the first of a series of articles about how to enhance your performance in sports. This month we are going to start with a popular one among our patient base – the great game of golf.
Slowly but surely the weather is getting warmer. It’s time to blow the dust off the clubs, and warm up your back muscles with a few easy swings on the driving range. Many aren’t aware that golf is very demanding on your eyes and vision. There’s the changing lighting conditions, the wind drying out your eyes, following a small fast-moving object among competing background patterns, gauging depth and ground contour differences, and the challenging weather elements. What a complex scene to manage!
There are 4 main visual elements to consider in order to optimize your enjoyment and performance at the game of golf:
Remember that an average round of golf exposes you to very high levels of UV – protect your eyes with proper UV-protective lenses. Several disease states of the eye, including Macular degeneration, are influenced by UV exposure.
Talk to one of our eye doctors at your next visit about how we can help with some of these vision challenges. You might just have your best round yet this season!