Eyes on the Game: Choosing the Right Contact Lenses for Sport

Eyes on the Game: Choosing the Right Contact Lenses for Sport


Ready to up your game with the perfect pair of contact lenses for sport? Whether you’re tearing up the basketball or pickleball court, conquering the football field, or stretching your legs out in downward dog, clear vision and comfort are your best allies. Every physical activity has its own set of challenges, and your lenses should be up to the task. From team players to yoga enthusiasts, here’s all you need to know about why daily disposable contact lenses are the best choice to keep you performing at your peak.

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Understanding your fitness needs

Let’s kick things off by understanding what you need in a pair of contact lenses for sport. It’s not just about seeing clearly, it’s about seeing clearly while you’re on the move. That’s where the right lenses come in handy. Daily disposable contact lenses for sport offer a multitude of advantages for all sorts of activities, especially when compared to glasses. Here are four:

No distortion or reflections

Daily disposable contact lenses sit directly on the surface of the eye, so you avoid the distortion or reflections that people sometimes experience when wearing glasses – perfect for when you need to keep your eye on the ball. 

Increased peripheral field

When playing sports, you need to see who is around you. Glasses can hinder your peripheral vision, making it hard to tell whether a competitor is coming toward you or someone on your side. 

If you’re exercising outside, contact lenses for sport make it easier to judge rough terrain, keeping you injury free.

Rain and perspiration: no sweat

Nothing is more frustrating than constantly adjusting your glasses to keep them from slipping down your nose, especially when it's raining or your face is sweaty. Plus you can't pause the game to wipe your glasses. With contact lenses for sport, you don’t need to worry.

Stable and reliable

Contact lenses outshine glasses for sports due to their stability. Glasses risk getting knocked off in contact sports or slipping during upside-down poses in exercise like yoga or Pilates. 

Why should I choose daily disposable contact lenses for sport?

Say goodbye to hassle and hello to convenience with daily disposable contact lenses! These little wonders are like the MVPs of the contact lens world. Here’s why:

They’re convenient

Daily disposable contact lenses keep your eyes fresh and clean without the need for cleaning solutions or storage cases. Plus, you can discard them after each use (in the bin, not down the drain!) so they’re particularly suited to part-time wear. Should one of your contact lenses become dislodged, simply wash and dry your hands thoroughly, remove the lens, dispose of it in a bin, pop in a spare and carry on.

They’re comfortable

We all know how important comfort is, especially when you're in the heat of the game. Imagine feeling like you're wearing nothing in your eyes at all – that’s the level of comfort you can expect from a pair of daysoft daily disposable contact lenses. 

Our Soft-Edge technology means that, unlike the conventional contact lenses shapes that have a bevelled edge, daysoft® lenses have a flat, continuous edge. This allows your eyelids to glide smoothly over the lenses when wearing them. 

They’re hydrating 

Comfort is also all about hydration. Moisture retention is key. Daysoft daily disposable contact lenses are 58% water and made of a flexible hydrogel material that keeps your eyes hydrated and fresh.

They’re also oxygen permeable, which means the lens material allows your eye to ‘breathe’. This is measured in Dk units. D (diffusivity) represents how fast oxygen moves through the material. k (solubility) indicates how much oxygen is contained in the material. To calculate the oxygen transmissibility of a contact lens, Dk is divided by t (thickness of the lens material). 

daysoft® contact lenses have a Dk of 26. In fact, research shows that a Dk of 20 is sufficient for healthy eyes. And, like all leading brands of daily-disposable lenses, daysoft® contact lenses exceed this requirement. 

Silicone hydrogel lenses are often sold on the premise that their higher Dk values are better, they are more oxygen permeable, and that more oxygen reaching the eye, compared with conventional hydrogel lenses, is much better for eye health. However, the amount of oxygen ultimately consumed by the eye is exactly the same as with hydrogel lenses, like daysoft®. 

They’re great on the go

Daysoft daily disposable contact lenses are perfect for when you’re leaving early for the gym or heading straight to the tennis club after work. Inserting them is a breeze – they’re super easy to handle and always maintain their shape in the blister pack. Thanks to our innovative INPAC technology, these ultra-thin lenses are never folded. Simply ‘scoop’ them onto your fingertip for hassle-free insertion every single time.

They’re hygienic

Love to exercise or play sports outside? Muddy playing fields, road dust and generally dirty environments with potential for lens contamination and handling problems mean wearing monthly contact lenses can be inconvenient. But with daily disposable contact lenses, there’s no more worrying about bacteria buildup – just pop in a fresh pair and you’re good to go! 

woman wearing contact lenses for sport

Consult your eye care practitioner

Choosing the right contact lenses for your sport and lifestyle is essential for optimal performance and safety. Consult your eye care practitioner to determine the best lens type for your needs and ensure compliance with any regulations governing your sport. For example:

With the perfect lenses in place, you’re all set to conquer the field with clear vision and unwavering confidence. Add in convenience and hygiene, and daily disposable contact lenses for sport are your star player! Try daysoft today.


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