Doesn’t matter if it’s just a local amateur rec league or the pros, when you’re standing behind home plate, crouched at the line of scrimmage or leaping for the tip off, you want to feel like you’re a top athlete.
Your pair of glasses, in contrast, can’t get their head in the game. The sportsman in all of us stands at odds with the annoying piece of plastic resting on the bridge of your nose.
Here are five ways your glasses are curbing your athletic aspirations.
1. You can’t just go without them
It’s tempting to go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and play without them for the duration of the game, but that is unwise. You run the risk of a headache or, you know, not being able to see where you’re going. Sometimes that means risking sports-related injury. Other, more embarrassing times that means accidentally scoring in the opposing team’s goal.
2. But even with them, you lack peripheral vision
One of the biggest flaws of prescription glasses is that they limit your peripheral vision around the frame. In class or in the office, this is a minor inconvenience. Who cares if the person sitting next to you is on the phone or picking their nose? Same diff. In sports, however, peripheral vision is everything.
3. Glasses fall off
Like when you’re sweating and you’re also running or sliding or dodging or dribbling or tackling or — you get the idea.
4. Or worse, they break
When they fall off, there are all those other players and all those moving feet so excited to destroy them. But it’s even worse if they break while they’re still on because that means you got hit in the face.
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5. Then again, you could order prescription goggles
Yes, yes, that is an option. Y’know, for the look that says, “I’m the scientist of this kickball team.”
Glasses are a hassle on the playing field, but they’re also just a hassle in everyday life. They smudge and scratch and leave red marks on the bridge of your nose if you wear them all day.
If you haven’t given it thought in a while, maybe it’s time to reconsider LASIK. Ok, it’s not like we’re talking about face steroids here, but to be on your best game you need to be able to see well and seeing well without the hassle of glasses or contacts is…well, nice.