Runners get a clearer picture while wearing the latest in eye care innovation
To get the most out of your running performance, you need to: wear proper gear, eat healthy, get enough sleep and follow a proper running program to suit your fitness level. That takes care of the basics to build a strong body for years to come. Running and most forms of exercising may help maintain overall good eye health but like our bodies, our vision is affected as we age. As we approach 40 years old, it may be a challenge to see our fitness tracker or training watch clearly.
No doubt, it can be a frustrating ex- perience trying to optimize your workout because your vision is reduced causing you to squint because you left your reading glasses at home.
How can you get a clearer picture and see the world through the eyes of the younger person in whose shoes you used to wear?
Wearing reading glasses may help you see clearly however multifocal contact lenses could be a better option for working out, especially when running outdoors in rain or snow. According to the Age of Perception Impact Study, 30 percent of aging Canadians surveyed would rather wear contact lenses than glasses, 16 percent would rather squint than wear reading glasses and about one in five (19 percent) agree that they would or currently avoid wearing reading glasses because they would make them look older.
An eye condition called presbyopia often occurs around the age of 40 due to a gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on close objects, and affects nearly 1.7 billion people. , The symptoms are eye strain, difficulty seeing in dim light and problems focusing on small objects and/or print found on items such as fitness trackers and smart phones.
With World Sight Day coming up on October 12th, it is a good reminder to get an eye exam, become familiar with presbyopia awareness, and be updated on the latest in eye care technology such as Alcon multifocal contact lenses for the aging eye. A new option has opened up for those who run with a smartphone or fitness tracker. Multifocal contact lenses allow Canadians to see everything near, far and in between. Alcon DAILIES TOTAL1® Multifocal contact lenses replace the glasses you would need to wear to see what is ahead while on a run or view your fitness device.
Running with a watch to keep track of your times is a good indicator of your overall health but if you are struggling to see the watch you may have presbyopia. If you have noticed changes in your vision visit your eye doctor to get a comprehensive eye exam. More information on the Alcon multifocal contact lenses can be found at Loseyourreaders.ca.