Can You Wear Contacts and Play Sports?

YES! You can wear contacts while playing sports!

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the best type of eyewear to use during sports and physical activities. Glasses with plastic frames, protective prescription eyewear and contact lenses are all viable options for people who play sports. The right eyewear for you will depend on personal preference and the type of activity you’re involved in!

Contact lenses are a great option for many different sports and activities, as they provide some of the greatest flexibility.

When you wear contact lenses instead of glasses for sports, there’s no worry that they’ll slip down your face or fall off completely. For this reason, contact lenses are the best option when you’re participating in physical activities that involve a lot of movement.

Contact Sports
When you are playing contact sports like rugby and football, regular everyday glasses could actually be dangerous. The possibility that regular glasses could break is so high that many organizations require safety glasses or contacts to be worn.

Require Additional Eyewear
If you’re participating in a sport that requires additional protective eyewear—like snow or swimming goggles—contacts are often the best option. You can easily wear another form of eyewear over your contacts and protect your vision.

If you’re not comfortable wearing contacts while playing sports, prescription protective eyewear is another option. We offer a variety of different styles for work, play or sport.

Browse our selection and contact your nearest Hakim Optical location to learn more!

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