Vision Correction

Objectives:

  • Define 'vision' relative to common paradigm.
  • Identify and discuss appropriate options for refractive error of the athlete.
  • Understand when contact lenses are preferred vs. spectacles.
  • Discuss refractive surgery and understand its benefits and limitations.
Overview:

  • Vision vs. 'VISION'
  • Vision and Sport
  • Environmental Analysis in Sports
  • The Vision Pyramid
Options for Refractive Errors:

  • When to Prescribe
  • Prescribing Guidelines
  • Optimize Refraction Correction
  • Other Considerations
  • Functionally Monocular Athletes
Refractive Surgery:

  • When to Prescribe
  • Prescribing Guidelines
  • Optimize Refraction Correction
  • Other Considerations
  • Functionally Monocular Athletes
Contact Lenses:

  • Contact Lenses Overview
  • CL vs. Spectacles - Benefits
  • Performance Contact Lenses
  • Selecting the Optimal Lens
  • Orthokeratology
Spectacles & Eyewear:

  • ANSI Standards in Sports
  • Spectacle Considerations
  • Refractive Compensation for Athletes
  • Eyewear Design Factors
  • Performance Sun Eyewear
  • Special Lens Design Factors

Downloadable 'Vision Correction of the Athlete' PDF

Discussion:

  • Review general prescribing guidelines for refractive error.
  • What are the main benefits of contact lens correction vs. spectacles?
  • Why should street eyewear not be used for sports?
  • How would you advise functionally monocular athletes regarding sports?
  • Which sports are best suited for ortho-K or refractive surgery?