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Sports are all around us whether we ourselves are participating in them or watching them as a fan base. They are an event that brings people closer together especially since March Madness is around us. It is a craze that fans will ultimately spend a numerous amount of money on for memorabilia, game tickets, betting or even to subscribe to specific sports packages online.

When you have a child playing sports, parents have to spend money on the necessary equipment for their child in order to play the sports they are into. A lot of times parents will try to buy “better equipment” in hopes their child will perform better on the playing field/court. There are times where the child has a vision-related problem holding them back from becoming an elite athlete and no matter how good the equipment is the visual system is not allowing them to function at their best. “It is estimated that over 285 million people in the world have vision impairment and that 42% of this is due to uncorrected refractive errors.”(1) “More than 12.1 million school-age children or one in four have some form of a vision problem.”(2)

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Vittorio Mena
Co-Clinical Director of Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program and Sports Vision Director at Optical Academy. I get to service athletes and coaches yearly!

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