5 Reasons the Athlete in All of Us Hates Glasses


Whether you’re just shooting hoops with friends or practicing with the pros, you want to feel like you’re the best in the game.
Your glasses, though, are not in it to win it. The athlete in us all is perpetually in conflict with those frames resting on our face.

Here are the five ways glasses are killing your game:

1. Leaving them at home is not an option

It’s tempting to just leave the ol’ spectacles at home and go without, but you’re taking a risk here. Dealing with a headache, bumping into teammates or tending to a potential sports-related injury is not exactly how you want to spend your afternoon.


2. They don’t even offer peripheral vision support

Prescription glasses have a few flaws, but one of the most annoying is that they inhibit peripheral vision around the frame. In class or in the office, this isn’t a big deal. But on the court, peripheral vision could mean the difference in bringing home the big W or suffering the big L.


3. They don’t always stay on

Especially when you’re dodging around the defense and you’re also dripping with sweat and you’re running from one end of the field to the other…you get the picture.

4. They can crack under pressure
When those glasses go a-tumblin’ and end up under your teammates’ feet, they’re goners. Or worse, if you hear that stomach-churning crunch when the ball smacks you in the face. Not fun.

5. Prescription goggles are always an option…
For the paradoxical nerdy jock look, or if you love to look like a swimmer who lost the pool.

Let’s face it. Glasses are an inconvenience on the court/field/diamond/green/slope…you name it, but they’re also an inconvenience in everyday life. They fog up, get dirty or scratched and leave those red marks on your nose at the end of a long day.
If you’re looking to take that inconvenience out of your life, it might be time to reconsider LASIK. It may not make you better at your game, but seeing clearly all day long without glasses is pretty awesome.

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