The Mueller Sports Medicine No Glare Stick is a sports accessory that reduces glare from sunlight and bright lights. A convenient stick for application to cheek-bones, just below the eyes.
It is widely used in sports like baseball, cricket and football. The black paste absorbs the light from the sun or stadium lights and prevents it dazzling the player at critical moments during the game. The stick works on the principle that the color black is know to absorb most other light frequencies. As a result, the No Glare Stick, when applied below the eyes will tend to absorb the excessive light in the player’s vision. This will improve his or her focus on the objects (s)he is looking at.
A study at Yale University, published in 2003 in Archives of Opthalmology, found a small but statistically significant improvement in contrast sensitivity and glare reduction among participant wearing “eye black” from grease compared to those wearing adhesive stickers or petroleum jelly (as a placebo).
In any sport requiring you to track an object moving at high speed against a bright background, the Mueller Sports Medicine No Glare Stick can give you a critical competitive advantage.
0.65 oz stick.
Mueller Sports Medicine No Glare Stick – Applicable Sports
The No Glare Stick will come in useful if you are participating in any sport played under either bright sunlight or under floodlights at night. This is especially the case if you regularly have to look upwards into the sun or floodlights in order to follow and object, usually a ball. Such sports would include:
- Ice hockey;
Mueller Sports Medicine No Glare Stick – Application
To apply the No Glare Stick:
- Place the stick outside of one of your eyes;
- Choose a starting point on your cheekbone, just under the outer edge of your eye;
- Trace a horizontal line under each eye;
- Repeat the process with your other eye.