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For those leading an active lifestyle or engaged in sports, the significance of clear vision cannot be overstated. Increasingly, athletes are turning to laser vision correction as a means to optimise their performance and fully enjoy their chosen sports. In this article, we explore the sports-related advantages that laser vision correction offers, ranging from convenience and improved performance to adaptability in extreme environments and reduced risk of eye injuries.


Athletes often find glasses and contact lenses cumbersome during physical activities. Whether dealing with slipping glasses or fogging lenses, these inconveniences can be distracting and affect the overall enjoyment of the game. Laser vision correction eliminates the need for external vision correction devices, providing athletes with the freedom to engage in their favourite sports without the worry of discomfort or breakage.

Better Vision = Improved Performance:

Clear and accurate vision is essential for sports performance, as demonstrated in activities like basketball where gauging distances is crucial. Laser vision correction ensures consistently clear vision, removing the potential hindrances associated with glasses and contact lenses. With surgically-corrected vision, athletes can focus entirely on their game, leading to the possibility of enhanced sports performance.

Adaptability to Extreme Environments:

Engaging in sports exposed to challenging weather or environmental conditions can pose risks for those reliant on glasses or contact lenses. Laser vision correction provides the freedom to participate in any condition without the fear of injuries or compromised vision. Additionally, water-based sports enthusiasts benefit significantly, experiencing the freedom of clear vision without limitations imposed by environmental factors.

Less Chance of Eye Injuries:

Contact sports, in particular, carry a higher risk of eye injuries. Glasses and contact lenses worn during physical activities can lead to complications, such as dislodged lenses or broken glasses. Laser vision correction eliminates the dependence on these external devices, significantly reducing the chances of sports-related eye injuries and ensuring long-term eye health.

Quick Recovery:

While a brief recovery period follows laser vision correction, the rapid improvement in eyesight compensates for the temporary pause in athletic activities. Athletes can resume their normal sports routine within a short timeframe, depending on the specific laser vision correction procedure undergone.


For athletes and sports enthusiasts looking to elevate their performance and fully embrace an active lifestyle, laser vision correction emerges as a compelling solution.

To explore whether you are a suitable candidate for this transformative procedure, consider scheduling a FREE laser consultation with the specialised team at Auckland Eye by calling 0800 63 93 93.

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