If you just enjoy sport for fun or are in training for a big personal or professional challenge, having great eyesight can be crucial to achieving your goals – so if you have not had your vision checked for a while it might be time to book an appointment at your local Specsavers.

The stores across Hampshire are proud supporters of the Hampshire Football Association, and are here to help you make sure your sight stays in tip top condition even if your goals are more about having fun than actually scoring goals.

Football icon speaks out

Football icon Ian Wright knows a little about this, as he has been wearing glasses for more than a decade – and has a family history of glaucoma. While he has retired from the professional stage as a player, his role as a commentator means he still needs to keep his eye on the ball.

Ian said: ‘I noticed my eyesight going when I turned 40. I could not do my pundit job without them as I could not see well enough. There is a history of glaucoma in my family, so I have to have regular eye health checks and encourage everyone to check their eyes. The more we can get people talking about good eye health and having regular checks the better – and that includes footballers at every level.’

Consider contact lenses

If you have an active lifestyle, you might find that contact lenses suit you better than glasses. They won’t slip or fog up, and will not snap or break, for example, and will give you a wider field of vision.

The team at your local Specsavers store are experts on glasses and contact lenses, and will be able to help you choose the perfect eyewear for you – and advise you on how to look after your vision, however you choose to spend your time. So why not book an appointment today.

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