Golf Tips Whitehorse YT
(NC)-April showers brought May flowers and the green on the great golf courses across Canada. Golfers wait all winter long to get out on the green to work on their swing and perfect their putt. Both avid and novice golfers are always looking for that extra edge for better performance in their game. But did you ever think that eye health may be hindering a perfect score?
The eyes are just as vulnerable to harmful ultra violet (UV) rays as is the skin. Invisible UV rays and visible glare are present every day, year-round, on cloudy days, in bright light, and everything in between. In fact, 92 per cent of Canadians are aware that prolonged exposure to UV radiation causes skin cancer, but only nine per cent of Canadians know that prolonged sun exposure can also cause damage to the eyes and the sensitive skin around the eyes. Surprisingly, according to a recent survey, only 18 per cent of respondents wear eyewear with UV protection even when they plan to be out in the sun for long periods of time. Exposure to UV rays can cause damage to your eyes that leads to eye conditions, eye diseases and diminished sight.
PGA professional golfer Ian Leggatt has partnered with Transitions Optical to help encourage golfers and spectators to learn about eye health and protection for the future. "My eyes are vital to the success that I have had in my career - the smallest extra margin of clarity can give me an advantage over a competitor," says Leggatt. "It is of the utmost importance that I protect my eyes. Photochromic lenses work perfectly by reducing glare and improving contrast by blocking 100 per cent of UV rays."
Enthusiasts - professional and amateurs alike - benefit from optimal sight and because of outdoor lighting conditions, which often times change during the course of a round of golf, Transitions lenses can actually help enhance the quality of a golfers' vision while playing.
More information and tips about healthy sight can be found online at www.transitions.com.
- News Canada