Sports Vision Safety
The crack of the bat, the pop of the ball as it is caught by the first baseman and the roar of the fans all conjure up images of days gone by with Americans’ favorite pastime: baseball. But with the excitement of hitting your first homerun or catching your seasons first fly ball come some risks to the players’ vision.
Those cowhide spheres are hurled at speeds equal to or greater than the speed limit of your local expressway. An errant throw or missed catch could spell serious vision impairment or loss.
Sports are the leading cause of eye accidents among children and adolescents. This school year tens of thousands of youngsters will be hit in the eye by a ball or stick, suffering detached retinas, corneal lacerations, cataracts, hemorrhages, and even the loss of an eye. The most hazardous sports are basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, racquetball, and soccer. Basketball carries the added risk of eyes being poked by fingers and elbows.
Each sport now has it own protective gear that does not interfere with performance. In the NFL and NHL, players use facemasks fitted with shields specially contoured to prevent eye injuries. Coaches, staffs, school administrators, and parents should work together to promote, or even require protective eye gear.
These special protective lenses should be placed in frames designed for sports. Standard eyewear frames are not designed to withstand expressway speedballs. Temple hinges can break and cause eye injuries as can the frame, which holds the lens in place.
Nobody knows sports vision like Vision Care Consultants. Our doctors have been the eye doctors for the Mizzou Tigers and for the St. Louis Rams football teams. Currently, we are the official eye doctors for the St. Louis Blues.
Our doctors know how vision affects all aspects of your game. So from the little leaguer to the major leaguer, if you really want to see an improvement in your game, make an appointment with the sports vision professionals whom the professionals trust. Contact Vision Care Consultants for information about specialty eyewear for all sports.
Vision Care Consultants is proud to announce a new partnership with the professional sports trainers at Athletic Republic- St. Louis.
Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training, offering science-based programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Since 1990, nearly 600,000 athletes have taken advantage of individualized sport-specific training programs designed to enhance their speed, power and agility to gain more than just a step on their competition. Athletic Republic’s performance sports training network totals more than 160 facilities throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Russia and Japan.
In St. Louis, Athletic Republic is partnered with NutriFormance to provide the most comprehensive program in the area. They offer year-round training for both teams and individual players, and our programs are designed by position so athletes can focus on the specific elements of their game to improve their playmaking skills. They take athlete development far beyond the weight room to a place where sports training and assessment tools, integrated video and performance management software provide the framework for developing and evaluating athletes. They listen to their athletes and construct a program to help them reach their goals. Their services include: small group sports training (Speed, Agility, Nike Sparq Vapor Strobe training), team training, personal training for sport, and sports nutrition coaching.
Athletic Republic has a low pressure environment and encourages you to come in to see why so many athletes have improved their performance with our programs. As a special offer to VCC clients, Athletic Rebublic is offering a complimentary week pass so you can come and experience our services first hand. Lastly, they are the first sports conditioning company in town to offer a sports vision screen developed by the doctors at Vision Care Consultants to truly offer a comprehensive assessment considering all the needs of the athlete.
To schedule your trial week membership email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-432-6103. Please visit www.athleticrepublicstl.com for more information.Our address is 10407 Clayton Road, Frontenac, MO 63131
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