A brilliant decision
AFL umpires have to make a lot of calls on what they see under pressure every weekend. During an average game, these athletes have to adjudicate as many as 3,000 separate transactions, which demands a lot from their eyesight. They also spend countless hours out in the sun. So, perhaps their best decision yet is to take care of their eyesight. That’s why OPSM is the Official Eyecare Partner of the AFL Umpires and the AFL.
As part of our partnership with the AFL, all umpires have regular eye examinations as part of their pre-season preparation. It’s certainly one way the AFL can ensure there are no accusations of ‘one-eyed’ or ‘short-sighted’ umpiring but, on a serious note, the umpires really do appreciate the way we look after their eye health and vision.
OPSM have also provided fans with complimentary eye health screenings at selected AFL matches throughout past AFL seasons.