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  • When Playing Ball and Your Eyes Cry Foul, Who Do You Call? Your Eye Doctor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Apr-2016

    North Carolina, Oklahoma, Syracuse and Villanova are headed to college basketball’s Final Four. The NBA playoffs have moved into high gear. Major League Baseball is keying up for opening day. So what do these three big sporting events have in common – besides a huge fan following and big T.V. ratings? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) , these college and ...
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  • Eye Safety Tips for Summer Sports

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Jul-2015

    Summertime is a busy season for sports and outdoor activities. Between taking the kids to the pool, getting them to soccer practice on time and making every T-ball game with equipment in tow, it can be easy to forget something. When you’re packing up the swimsuits, cleats, uniforms, helmets, bats and balls, don’t forget to think about eye protection for your child. Sports-related ...
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  • Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Jul-2015

    An athlete's vision needs go beyond the vision requirements of daily life. Many sports require excellent depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination—all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Like anyone without 20/20 vision, athletes must rely on corrective lenses, such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, to see clearly. Unfortunately for ...
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  • Why Major League Baseball Players Can Hit 95 Mph Fastballs and You Can't

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2015

    Just imagine … you’ve scored tickets for Opening Day, your favorite major league baseball player is positioned in the batter’s box, it’s the ninth inning, and relief pitcher Cincinnati Reds ace Arnoldis Chapman launches a 95 mph fastball that passes the plate in four-tenths of a second. What does the batter see? He typically sees much more than the average baseball fan. ...
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  • Winter Sports Safety: Protecting your Eyes from Snowblindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Jan-2015

    If you have ever been sunburned, you know just how painful it can be. Imagine having sunburn on your eyes. It may sound unreal, but that is what can happen when snowblindness occurs. Snowblindness is a common form of photokeratitis, a painful eye condition that can occur when the eye is exposed to UV rays from the sun without proper protection. It affects the surface layer of the cornea and the ...
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  • Keeping Your Eyes Safe on the Playing Field

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Aug-2014

    Sports are the cause of more than 40,000 eye injuries each year, and those injuries can do serious damage to the eye. Blunt trauma and impact injuries, penetrating or piercing injuries and radiation injuries are the most common eye injuries among athletes, depending on the sport they play. Baseball ranks among the top sports for eye injuries. Basketball, hockey, and racquet sports also pose a ...
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  • How to Protect Your Eyes from a Soccer-Related Eye Injury

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Jul-2014

    The World Cup is in full swing—Go USA!—and eyes around the globe are fixed on the sport of soccer, or “football,” as the rest of the world calls it. But did you know that soccer is listed among the sports that cause the most eye injuries ? Other sports dangerous to the eyes include racquet sports, baseball, basketball and water sports. Because soccer is a “hands ...
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  • Eye Protection for Tennis Players

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2014

    There’s a certain level of risk associated with nearly any type of sport, though some sports pose more risk than others. In addition to sports-related injuries such as broken bones, sprains or torn tendons and ligaments, eye injuries are also common among athletes. Blunt trauma and impact injuries, penetrating or piercing injuries and radiation injuries are the most common eye injuries among ...
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  • Sports Vision Solutions for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Apr-2013

    Athletes have unique vision needs. For many athletes, their particular sport may require more than 20/20 vision. Depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination are all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Athletes who have less than perfect vision, or who suffer from refractive errors, may require vision correction. There are numerous vision care options ...
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  • Sports Vision Needs of an Athlete

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Mar-2013

    Athletes -- whether youth, amateur or professional -- have a unique set of vision requirements, depending on his or her sport. Depth perception, acuity and peripheral vision are a few examples of the elements of vision an athlete requires to perform well in his or her specific sport. An athlete’s ability to perform at his or her best in any given sport is largely determined not only by skill ...
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