Lesley Visser joins Transitions team to promote UV awareness

February 9, 2011

Sportscaster Lesley Visser?who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was the first woman to report from the sidelines at a Super Bowl game?is partnering with Transitions Optical and sports vision specialist Larry Lampert, OD, to raise awareness about healthy vision and its connection to sports performance.

Pinellas Park, FL-Sportscaster Lesley Visser-who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was the first woman to report from the sidelines at a Super Bowl game-is partnering with Transitions Optical and sports vision specialist Larry Lampert, OD, to raise awareness about healthy vision and its connection to sports performance.

Visser and Dr. Lampert will make appearances on national and local broadcast media to remind consumers about the need for healthy sight, especially as it relates to participating in outdoor sports and watching outdoor sporting events. These appearances are aimed at educating athletes and spectators about the importance of wearing UV-blocking eyewear, along with getting regular, comprehensive eye exams.

“I depend on my vision for all that I do in my professional and daily life, and now, as a prescription lens wearer, I have truly come to appreciate and value precious sight and want to take the proper steps to preserve it,” Visser said.

“Having spent many years on the field with my eyes unprotected and squinting because of the sun’s intense glare, I’m continuously reminded how critical quality vision is, not only to an athlete’s performance, but also in everyday lives,” she added. “That’s why I teamed up with Transitions Optical to help other people understand the importance of seeing their eye doctor regularly and wearing lenses that block 100% of UV rays.”