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Stay On Top of Your Game with Healthy Vision Have you ever thought about how your eyes direct the movement of your body while playing sports? Not only are you using your eyes to follow the ball in a game of tennis, but you’re also using vision to properly position your body for the next hit.

Needless to say, if your vision isn’t up to par, neither is your game. Healthy eyes, like strength and speed, are important for the success of any sport, whether its baseball, soccer, or golf.  Fortunately, your optometrist can help you stay on top of your game with regular exams, training, and eye protection. If you’ve been practicing and training hard, but still can’t seem to achieve your desired level of performance, you may have a vision difficulty standing in the way.  With less than 20/20 vision, you may find it difficult to clearly see objects, such as an archery target. Decreased depth perception and eye focusing can make judging distances and adjusting your focus between close and far object…
The Story on Watery Eyes It’s safe to say tears play an important role in keeping us healthy. Tears keep the surface of our eyeballs clean and moist, and help protect our eyes from damage. Although they appear to be nothing but water, tears are actually made of mucus, water, and oil. Mucus to coat the surface of the eye and bind tears to the eye, water to act as a saline solution containing various vitamins and minerals, and oil to prevent evaporation of the tears. Every time we blink, we wash our eyes with tears produced by the lacrimal glands in our upper eyelids. When our eyes are irritated or inflamed, these same glands produce extra tears. Normally, tears are drained out of the eye and into the nose through ducts in the corners of our eyes. When we produce too many extra tears, or when our normal tear drainage is blocked, our eyes may get watery. Let’s take a closer look at some of the causes for watery eyes. Excess tears can be caused by: Allergies. The most common allergens to caus…