Fact: Many professional athletes wear contact lenses or had LASIK.
Myth: People with refractive errors cannot excel in sports.
Wearing glasses not only creates interference but may also lead to severe injuries. The advent of contact lenses and LASIK has played a pivotal role in ensuring that an athlete’s career is not derailed just because he/ she must wear glasses.
In general, not taking sports into account, glasses are the lowest risk option. When deciding between LASIK and contact lenses, LASIK is the safer option. Importantly, the risk of a severe sight threatening infection is higher in contact lens wearers than those who underwent LASIK, as contact lenses pose a daily risk of infection.
Whether you enjoy sports as a hobby or are a serious athlete, it will most definitely be amazing if your glasses or contact lenses aren’t getting in the way.
LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures in the world. Although most patients are candidates for LASIK, each procedure has a place and might be the recommended procedure for you. The medical content provided is not intended to replace a consultation with a health care provider.