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The Vision Place

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16535 Huebner Rd #104
San Antonio, TX 78248
Phone: (210) 764-1113
Fax: (210) 764-8344

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Friday9:00am5:00pm *
Saturday9:00am12:30pm **
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Sports Contact Lenses FAQs: Answers from Your San Antonio Eye Doctor

Whether you normally wear prescription glasses, prescription contracts or even no corrective wear at all, sports contact lenses can improve your sports vision and boost your athletic performance. At The Vision Place, we offer a variety of contact lenses for sports, including lenses both with and without corrective power for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. To help you find the right fit for your athletic needs, we created this Sports Contact Lenses FAQ: Answers from your San Antonio Eye Doctor.

Man holding his new pair of sports vision contact lenses.

What are the Advantages of Sports Contact Lenses Over Glasses?

In addition to eliminating the safety hazard of glasses breaking, sports contact lenses give you a clear field of vision so you can see the field, court, ground or apparatus without the obstruction of frames. If you wear sunglasses, goggles or a helmet in your sport, you won't have to worry about frames colliding with your equipment.

Which Sports Contact Lenses does My Optometrist carry?

Soft lenses, gas permeable, hybrid, daily disposables and tinted are the popular sports contact lenses at our optometrist office In San Antonio. Our optometrist, Dr. Palomino can help you decide which is right for you. Then our optometry team will show you how to insert, remove, clean and store your lenses. If you don't want to worry about cleaning lenses, consider daily disposables, which you discard at the end of the day's use.

How do Tinted Contact Lenses Help Sports Activities?

Even if you do not need corrective lenses, tinted sports contact lenses help you see clearer by filtering light rays to reduce glare and improve contrast. Baseball, tennis and soccer players often find amber lenses create the ideal vision conditions, while golfers, cyclists and runners generally receive the most benefit from gray-green lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Palomino, will help you pick the best color for your athletic environment.

What are the Benefits of Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses in Sports?

Rigid gas permeable lenses offer some benefits over soft lenses in sports. They tend to stay cleaner and often do a better job of correcting astigmatism. GP lenses, however, are smaller than soft lenses, which makes them more likely to dislodge in impact sports. You also have to wear them daily, not just during activity.

Can I Wear Sports Contact Lenses with Dry Eye?

While every person is different, the short answer is, yes! Rigid gas permeable let in more oxygen, so your eyes retain moisture better. Another option is hybrid contact lenses; they are larger and have GP center lenses with a soft skirt material.

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San Antonio, TX

Office Hours

Friday9:00am5:00pm *
Saturday9:00am12:30pm **
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