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April we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often better weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each season, far too many children and adults sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with the right safety measures. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, squash, fencing, water polo, or fishing.

Decrease your chances of a sports eye accident by wearing the proper protective eyewear best suited for the sport you're involved in. The right eyewear will keep you injury-free and will often also have lenses that block harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for frequently occurring incidents. Conventional glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for full protection, meaning that even just the smallest hit can mean an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Eye safety goes beyond choosing the right eyewear. Your vision is an essential component of your ability to play sports, so it's vital to have good vision. For people who ordinarily need eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. If you're fitted with contacts, you might need a slightly different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Speak to your optometrist regarding the choices available to you.

Different sports are subject to differing demands and dangers, so allow your eye care professional to identify your unique needs and suggest the right glasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you give you the boost you need to excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Different sports include different needs and risks, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your unique needs and suggest the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will only help you give you the boost that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

Enjoying sports and physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless never forget to consider the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these extra precautions will only let you enjoy longer years of enjoying sports and healthy vision.


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