Hopefully, by now we have all watched Day 1 of the Rio Olympics 2016 and cheered on the Aussies as much as we can.
Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Horton, was the first this Olympics to win a gold medal for the Australians and right after his laps, you see him popping on his large frames. But did you know, that without wearing glasses, he can barely see his hand in front of his face?
So how does he do it in the pool?
Well there are multiple options for those with poor vision and want to be able to perform at a high level in sports. Just because you need to wear glasses, doesn’t mean you can’t perform. Contact lenses, specialty swimming glasses, or specialty sports glasses can easily achieve this for you.
In Horton’s case, by wearing prescription goggles, he is able to see under water just as well as everyone else, allowing him to perform just as well as everyone else with our most important sense, our vision.
These days, wearing glasses is normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. The stigma of wearing glasses and not being able to participate in sport is long gone.
So come in today, to see what options will suit you.
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Optometrists are experts in vision care who diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of vision problems, eye diseases and ocular conditions. By prescribing spectacles, contact lenses, vision aids and other treatments, optometrists help their patients maximise and retain good vision for life.