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Home » What's New » This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as a greater chance to participate in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, far too many people, both young and old suffer sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with proper defense and awareness. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is particularly important in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, baseball, cricket, badminton, wrestling, volleyball, or fishing.

The majority of sports related eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the correct protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you are participating in. This will keep you out of harm's way and will also have additional protection to block harmful UV light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is designed to prepare you for common incidents. Regular glasses usually won't provide preventing impact, meaning that a minor tumble can turn into an actual sight-threatening injury.

Eye safety is more than just using the correct eyewear. Eyesight is a primary factor of how well you play sports, so you need to have good vision. If you normally need glasses, you can get protective sports glasses that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may need a different lens than those you use everyday. Call your eye care professional about the choices that are right for you.

Each sport has differing demands and dangers, so allow your optometrist to assess your unique situation and fit you with the right glasses or lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

All sports have different demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will only help you have the edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.