Recently, an elite target shooter came in 2 days before Provincials complaining of trouble keeping her focus on the target. The problem – dry eyes. A few days of treatment and she was noticing significantly more stable vision, allowing her to win her class.
When talking about sports vision we first address clear vision, but equally important is stable vision. The eye is designed to have a tear film coating the cornea which protects the cornea and also provide a clear optical surface. If the tear film evaporates or is disrupted the vision will fog and the delicate corneal epithelial cells can be damaged.
Treatments for dry eye are growing and we have many more options for diagnose and treatment.