the past doctors didn’t recommend sport activities
to shortsighted people. Now they have different opinion.
Researches have shown, that playing sports raises working
capacity of an eye muscle, strengthens sclera of an eye
and even helps to stop progressing of short-sightedness.
The shortsighted person should remember, however, that
he or she shouldn’t engage in heavy sports. It is
boxing, weightlifting, any exercises with weights, wrestling
and other "extreme" kinds of sports.
On the other hand, jogging, walking, swimming and most
ball games are very beneficial for your eyesight. Winter
walks; skiing and scatting are especially good for your
And don’t forget about eye exercises. You can also
exercise your eyes when doing aerobics or gymnastics –
just follow your arms with your eyes.
Contact lenses for sport
are great for all active lifestyle. They are so much better
then glasses. They don’t get foggy or wet, don’t
get covered with snow.
You can wear contact lenses while
swimming, but be careful. Recent research shows that when
swimming pool or seawater hits contact lens, the lens
collects all kinds of bacteria. It is best to wear tight
swimming goggles over your lenses.