Special contact lenses supposedly give athletes an edge

It does not sound like a good idea to me:

"The 15-year-old wears tinted contact lenses that block certain wavelengths of light and help athletes see better. Oh, and they look cool, too.

"It gives me more confidence because you feel intimidating and bigger and stronger, kind of an ego-booster," said Walters, who plays for Father Ryan, a Catholic high school in Nashville, Tennessee."

Source: CNN

Did we forget about the Moisture Lock-related keratitis so soon?

Using almost any medical product comes with risks and benefits. Doctors document any intervention in the patients' charts with the line "RBA discussed." RBA stands for "risks, benefits, alternatives."

I doubt that the benefits of using "performance-enhancing" contact lenses outweigh the risks. (Don't) use at your own risk.

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Contact lens designed to give athlete an edge
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