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Home » News and Events » This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the springtime arrives, as well as a greater chance to participate in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, far too many people, both young and old sustain sports related eye injuries that could be averted with suitable protection and awareness. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is essential particularly in high-impact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as hockey, softball, lacrosse, tennis, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or fishing.

Most sports eye injuries can be avoided by investing in the correct protective eyewear right for the activity you might be participating in. This will keep you injury-free and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to UV light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is designed especially to protect your eyes from common accidents. Regular frames and lenses usually aren't adequate for full protection, meaning that a minor hit can mean an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Eye safety is more than just choosing the appropriate protective eyewear. Eyesight is an important factor of your ability to perform, so you must have strong vision. If you ordinarily need eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses with a prescription to make it easier to be safe. For contact lens wearers, you might need a different lens than those you normally wear. Call your optometrist about the choices at your disposal.

All sports have different dangers and demands, so let your optometrist identify your specific situation and fit you with the right glasses 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.

All sports have different dangers and demands, so let your optometrist assess your unique needs and fit you with the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.