Wednesday, July 18, 2018




Contact Lenses Help Give Sport Stars A Sharp Eye For Their Game

Contact Lenses Help Give Sport Stars A Sharp Eye For Their Game

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Contact lenses have been a long established solution to poor vision in sport. Many sportsmen over the last few years have reported the benefits of wearing lenses instead of glasses.

One sport that they have had a significant impact on is cricket.  Long gone are the generation of batters, such as Geoffery Boycott and David Steele, who had some of the greatest runs in history, with a pair of spectacles perched on the end of their nose. In fact Daniel Vettori of New Zealand remains the only cricket player at a top level in international cricket wearing glasses.

The conversion to contact lenses from glasses has been a gradual process in sport, but has significant benefits.

In cricket for example, there is a high risk that your glasses might slip from your nose and either stall or ruin your game. This risk is eliminated by wearing contact lenses. You have more freedom of movement, while maintaining crisp vision.

Cricket isn’t the only game that sportsmen have benefitted from wearing lenses. Take a look at the ways that performance can be boosted in many popular sports:

High Contact Sports

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Wearing glasses is almost completely pointless in sports that involve high levels of physical contact such as rugby and wrestling. There is an extremely high risk that glasses would be either knocked off your face, or completely damaged during the sport.

The glasses frame will also block some of your vision. Having a good peripheral vision will enable you to have a better view of your surroundings and opponents – in a sport such as rugby it would help you plan your dodge of an oncoming tackle.

Cycling

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Glasses aren’t great for helmet sports full stop. The combination of helmet and glasses can be awkward and uncomfortable.

If you wear glasses you may run the risk of your vision becoming distorted by water droplets on the lens, or them fogging up if the weather conditions change.

In professional cycling it is common practise to protect your eyes from the elements by wearing goggles, and it can be difficult to fit a pair of glasses underneath.

Ball Games

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In most ball sports, such as basketball, the game runs at a very fast pace. This means that you need to be aware of the position of all of the players and the ball at all times. You essentially need 360 degree vision. And a glasses frame can cut into this.

The glasses lens can also sometimes give a reflection, which could sometimes lead to a distorted image. This is obviously not ideal while playing a sport that is highly focused on accuracy.

Racquet Sports

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In racquet sports such as tennis and squash there is a huge reliance on hand-eye-coordination.

Contact lenses have fewer minification and magnification effects than glasses do. This means that the size of a viewed object is more constant.

This is hugely beneficial in sport as it gives you a better level of depth perception, and accuracy.

Although contact lenses are great for many sports, they are not recommended for swimming or other water sports. This is because water contains bacteria, which can have a damaging impact on eyes if trapped behind the lenses.

If you are thinking of wearing contact lenses for sport, it is recommended to wear daily disposable lenses as they can be thrown away once you’ve finished exercising. This is to reduce the chance of returning any bacteria that might have got caught under the eye during the sport.

Always visit your Optician to get advice on the best type of contact lenses for you and your chosen sport.

Steph McLean works at Lenstore, a contact lens ecommerce retail that sells top brands such as 1 Day Acuvue. Steph is a sporting enthusiast, and enjoys writing about different sports.



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The Big Stars from the Big Bang Theory American Sitcom

The Big Stars from the Big Bang Theory American Sitcom

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No, the Big Bang Theory is not what happened at the beginning of the universe creation. The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom which started its journey in 2007 on CBS. The mainline of this sitcom talks about life of 5 friends – Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar). While all are the geeks and the scientists, Penny is a blonde waitress at the local The Cheesecake Factory which want to be an actress. They are altogether bind by Sheldon’s extra geek behavior, look on relationships and on the whole universe. The CBS is currently airing the fifth season and the show had been renewed for 3 additional years.

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Stars from the Crew of the TV Show NCIS

Stars from the Crew of the TV Show NCIS

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While NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is on air since 2003, lead by special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Coté de Pablo came into the crew of this TV show in the 2005 as Ziva David as skilled Mosad officer. Michael Weatherly as special agent Anthony DiNozzo is in the crew since the beginning, together with Mark Harmon and Pauley Perrette. As I saw Donald P. Bellisario stated as one of creators of this TV series, I knew it will be a big success. And, without any doubt, cast do its jobs more then very well.

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Coté de Pablo alias Ziva David

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Michael Weatherly alias Tony DiNozzo

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Are Music Stars Making New Trends in Dress Up For Children?

Are Music Stars Making New Trends in Dress Up For Children?

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Many new arising music stars like Lady Gaga are settling new ways of dress up styles and music. Will this new stars have impact on a new kids generation? They will have, without any doubt. While in a music industry it is for musician important to separate as much as possible to stand up from the crowd, many children are copying styles of their music stars and are dressing up like they are. Lets hope that the children will take the good parts from it.

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