Professional basketball players understand that precise vision is essential to put a 9-inch diameter ball into a hoop with an 18-inch diameter. NBA players such as Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Tony Allen and Mike Conley must have their eyes examined yearly to make sure their eyes are healthy and seeing their best. Although some players such as Lebron James have had LASIK surgery, other players have reported side effects that include dry eyes, glare on the court and halos that interfere with their performance. LASIK surgery may be an option for some players, but don’t be fooled because it doesn’t eliminate the need for glasses and sunglasses.
The sport that produces the number one source of eye injuries is basketball. Mike Conley is a perfect example of this when he suffered an injury under his left eye during Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trailblazers. See your eye doctor to make sure you have the best eye protection for your sport or lifestyle.
The doctors recommend, yearly eye health exams just like the Grizzlies! A yearly eye health exam can help detect early signs of sight threatening conditions and keep you seeing your best. Don’t wait to have your eyes examined until you can’t see, because it may be too late.
To learn more about how you can see your best on and off the court and keep your eyes healthy, visit Eyewear Gallery.
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