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April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every season, many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with proper safety measures and awareness. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, racquetball, wrestling, soccer, or fishing.

The majority of sports eye injuries can be prevented by using the correct protective eyewear right for the activity you are participating in. This will keep you out of harm's way and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to UV light for outdoor activities. This sort of eye wear is designed to protect your eyes from frequently occurring conditions. Regular glasses usually aren't adequate for preventing impact, meaning that a small hit can become an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Sports vision is more than just using the correct protective eyewear. Your vision is a primary part of how well you compete, so you must have clear eyesight. If you already wear eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you might require a slightly different lens than the lenses you use everyday. Speak to your eye care professional about the options that are right for you.

All sports have a range of dangers and demands, so allow your optometrist to identify your unique needs and provide the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your visual skills. This will only help you get the edge you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.

Each sport has a range of needs and risks, so let your optometrist determine your unique needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your visual skills. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Playing sports and exercise is an important part of a positive lifestyle. Nevertheless remember never to overlook your eye safety. Making sure you take these additional precautions will only let you benefit from more years of playing sports and healthy vision.


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