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April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often warmer weather, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Every season, many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be prevented with the right protection. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is particularly important in high-impact sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as basketball, baseball, cricket, badminton, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or golf.

Decrease your chances of a sports related eye accident by wearing the correct protective eyewear best suited for the sport you are involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. Eye wear made specifically for sports is made especially to withstand certain conditions. Everyday frames and lenses typically aren't adequate for preventing impact, which means that a minor tumble can turn into an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports goes beyond selecting the right eyewear. Your vision is an essential component of your ability to compete, so it's vital to have good vision. For those who already need eyeglasses, you might need protective sports glasses 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 use everyday. Call your eye care professional regarding the options at your disposal.

All sports have different needs and risks, so let your optometrist determine your unique needs and suggest the correct eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

All sports have a range of demands and dangers, so it's important to let your optometrist determine your specific needs and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.

Playing sports and exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. However remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Taking these additional precautions will only allow you to enjoy longer years of enjoying sports and healthy vision.