Sports EyeCare Specialist

Great Neck Opticians

Optometry located in Great Neck, NY

Athletes and sports enthusiasts often have vision problems like nearsightedness or farsightedness, but that doesn’t mean they have to suffer through their favorite activities with fuzzy vision. As a certified Performance Vision Center, Great Neck Opticians in Great Neck, New York, is recognized as an expert in the area of sports eye care. Skilled optometrists Yelena Pinkhasova, OD, and Eleonora Tamayeva, OD, are here to help patients see and be their very best while playing the sports they love. Click the online scheduler or book an appointment online today.

Sports EyeCare Q & A

Who needs sports eye care?

If you know you need vision correction and regularly participate in physical sports, you need sports eye care. Some of the most common sports eye care patients are:

  • Children on school sports teams
  • Swimmers
  • Football players
  • Basketball players
  • Baseball players
  • Hockey players
  • Tennis players
  • Karate practitioners
  • Paintball players

If you play any sport regularly, proper eye protection is crucial. Without the right eyewear, you could be at risk for bleeding in your eye, eyeball rupture, retinal detachment, or other serious vision-threatening issues.

What kind of features are available in sports eyewear?

Great Neck Opticians carries a wide range of Liberty Sport eyewear. Eyewear can be personalized for nearly any need. Some of the features that are especially useful for athletes and sports enthusiasts include:

  • Wrap-around style: Lenses curve to cover both the front and the sides of your eyes
  • Photochromic lenses: Darken and lighten based on the strength of UV rays
  • Polarized lenses: Lessen glare
  • Swim goggles: Adhere closely to your face to prevent water from seeping in
  • Sports goggles: Stay on your head with an adjustable band
  • Shatterproof lenses: Unbreakable lenses in case of flying balls or major collisions
  • Polycarbonate lenses: Both impact resistant and flexible

The exact sports eyewear you choose can depend on a number of factors, including the sport, your vision correction needs, and your personal preferences.

Can I wear protective goggles over my glasses?

Although you can do so, it’s generally not recommended. If you add an extra set of lenses on top of your regular ones, even if they’re clear, it can distort your vision. Plus, it’s not very comfortable to wear both glasses and sports goggles.

The Great Neck Opticians team can help you choose perfectly fitted sports glasses that contain the prescription perfect for you.

How often should children replace their sports glasses?

Because children are growing at a rapid rate, they often need new sports glasses every year or two. If your child wears sports glasses that no longer match their vision needs, they’re not seeing clearly, possibly not performing to the best of their ability, and aren’t getting the protection they need.

Dr. Pinkhasova or Dr. Tamayeva can make personalized recommendations during your child’s annual eye exam, so be sure to bring their sports glasses along to the appointment.

For the best in sports eye care from a certified Performance Vision Center, call Great Neck Opticians or book an appointment online today.