How to keep your eye on the ball!

  • November 9, 2022
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  • Treatments

How to keep your eye on the ball!

Excellent vision is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable round of golf. From seeing your target, the tee, where your ball lands, to being able to score your game, having your eyes checked annually ensures you are optimising the “sight” of your game.

As we hit the fairways this summer in search of the white ball, we should assess the quality of our vision.  There are many small things that can improve your vision and game.


In our beautiful “sunshine” state, the need for sunglasses is paramount for sun protection, particularly when on the golf course.  Sunglasses decrease the amount of UV radiation that the eyes are exposed to.


What type of glasses should I get?

Polarised sunglasses provide the best protection to UV rays, as they are designed to filter out this light.  They also reduce glare, reflections and haze, as demonstrated in this photo.

The lenses in these polarised glasses come in different colours.


Which coloured polarised glasses are best for a good game?

Different coloured lenses block specific lights, and can be better suited for different activities or weather conditions.

Green tinted sunglasses provide high quality contrast and clarity, whilst allowing accurate colour transmission.  They are ideal for both sunny and low light environments and reduce glare, whilst brightening shadows.


What is happening when I can’t see my golf ball land or see the flag properly?

One of the reasons for this can be the development of cataracts.  Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of your eye.  This lens is located behind your iris, or the coloured part of your eye.


People with cataracts commonly notice:

  • Blurred vision and loss of detail of the ball on the tee and or the flag on the green.
  • Not seeing where the golf balls lands.
  • When scoring, they require brighter lights or increasing screen brightness to see details on the scoring app.
  • Colours are faded, or appear more yellow.
  • Increase in sensitivity to light, most noticeable at night, where headlights can be glary and have halos.

Cataracts commonly occur when you’ve enjoyed a number of birthdays, and by the age of 60 most people experience some signs of having cataracts.

At Coastal Eye Surgeons, we can assess, monitor and provide surgical treatment for cataracts.  At your visit, not only will the whole health of your eye be assessed, but with the use of our up-to-date technology, you will also be able to see what the Doctors see.

If our doctors deem cataract surgery appropriate, they will involve you in a thorough discussion of your lifestyle, hobbies and vision requirements to determine the intra-ocular lenses which best suit your needs – ideally, these will permit functional specular independence and improve quality of life.

Dr Khoi Tran - Coastal Eye Surgeons
Dr Louise Robinson - Coastal Eye Surgeons

The Coastal Eye Surgeons are Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Khoi Tran, who both are specialist ophthalmologist with advanced surgical training in cataracts and pterygiums.  Dr Robinson also has sub specialised interest in glaucoma treatments, and Dr Tran in conditions of the vitreous, retina, and macula.  Together, they provide a comprehensive suite of eye care services to the Northern Gold Coast, Hinterland, and surrounding areas.

Coastal Eye Surgeons are here to deliver you the best quality visual support and treatment options where and when it matters to you.  We can help you with your vision, but your swing is up to you!

Ask your GP or Optometrist for a referral today.

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