With any competitive sport, improving performance is essential. Having excellent vision without contact lenses or eyeglasses eliminates distraction and vision distortion when the athlete is engaged.
A sports vision specialist is experienced in treating athletes and understands the demands and requirements necessary for an excellent outcome.
Leonardo Mafra – Professional MMA fighter, qualifying his vision for MMA fighting with Dr. Alexandra Chebil
Athlete Vision Correction Options
A sports vision specialist understands that athletes must have excellent central and peripheral vision along with great depth perception.
Allows an athlete to have a good perception all around.
In active sports, an athlete can see things moving in from the sidelines without having to move their head.
This ability naturally improves reaction time and performance when in a competitive sport.
This is how we see when we focus straight ahead, and see details clearly.
The central vision only covers about 3 degrees of the visual field.
It allows an athlete to make very important decisions like estimating distance and understanding fine details.
Central vision problems, especially astigmatism, are often corrected with thick, high-prescription glasses, or contact lenses.
Contact lenses and eyeglasses are not ideal options for athletes because they are a distraction.
Depth Perception (3D vision)
An experienced sports vision specialist also knows that athletes need great depth perception. This is best accomplished with 100% custom visual correction. 3D vision provides great hand eye coordination which is essential for tennis players and other athletes playing fast paced racket sports.
UFC fighter Mauricio “Shogun” Rua qualifying his vision for UFC with Dr. Alexandra Chebil
PRK or Lasik for Sports Vision Correction?
An experienced sports vision specialist like Dr. Chebil will recommend the laser vision correction treatment best adapted to the patient’s sports.
PRK For Athletes
PRK treatment is the best option for sports that have a lot of contact such as football, boxing, MMA fighting, or kickboxing. Dr. Alexandra Chebil is the sports vision specialist of choice for many athletes, MMA fighters, and other sports figures.
PRK is a safer option for contact sports athletes because there is no danger of movement of a Lasik flap.
LASIK For Athletes
LASIK is a great option and offers a quicker recovery for those sports that do not have high impact or repeat trauma such as golf, swimming, or running.
If you lead an active lifestyle, participate in sports, or are an athlete looking for an experienced sports vision specialist in Orange County CA, it’s time to talk.
Private, personalized, and flexible after-hour appointments are available for athletes and celebrities that require complete discretion.
Dr. Alexandra Chebil is involved in the treatment from the first visit, to long after the procedure is done, including all the follow-up visits. This meticulous approach and personalized attention to each patient has earned her the respect of her colleagues, as well as the thousands of patients she has treated, including many athletes.