People who exercise regularly enjoy a myriad of benefits to their body, including healthier eyes, but wearing glasses while working out can be a challenge. Contact lenses fit in perfectly with the active lifestyle. Here are some of the advantages to exercising with contact lenses:

Safety

If you like to participate in more intense activities such as racquet ball or soccer, wearing eyeglasses can increase your risk of eye injury if you get hit in the face. Contact lenses won’t cause injury and allow athletes to wear a much wider range of protective eyewear as well.

Comfort + Convenience

 

The more active your workout, the greater chance your eyeglasses can slip, capture sweat, and be just plain uncomfortable. With contact lenses, you can participate more freely in your workout. Daily disposables like Proclear 1 day contact lenses are perfect for gym-goers because they eliminate the need to pack a gym bag with a lens case or contact solution.

Better Vision

Eyeglasses have many ways of restricting your vision during exercise. They can fall off, fog up, or limit your peripheral vision. If you need protective eyewear, you could end up having to look through two sets of eye covering leading to a greater reduction of vision. With contact lenses, you don’t have to worry about your field of vision being obstructed or distorted.

Even if you wear glasses most of the time, many patients opt for contacts just for workouts and sporting activities. Talk to your eye care professional about what lenses best fit your lifestyle or take this quiz.

Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.
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Can you wear contact lenses the wrong side and have your vision blurred? keep in mind that I do not mean that I would wear the wrong lens in the wrong eye. I mean upside down with the concave side backed out?

Hi Diana! That is an excellent question. As always, your eyes doctor is your best resource. Typically, if your contact lens is inside out, you can tell because it will feel slightly uncomfortable and move too much when you blink. We recommend that if you do have it inside out, remove it immediately. Inspect to ensure the edges are rounded (versus flattened) and reinsert. If you have any other issues, please contact your eye doctor immediately.

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