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April we recognize Sports Eye Safety Month

As the springtime arrives, as well as a greater opportunity to engage in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many people, both young and old sustain sports related eye injuries that could be averted with proper protection and knowledge. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as ice hockey, baseball, football, badminton, full-contact martial arts, volleyball, or golf.

You can prevent the majority of sports related eye accidents by wearing the proper protective eyewear suited to the type of physical activity you are participating in. The right eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to harmful UV light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made especially to withstand common conditions. Regular glasses usually aren't adequate for impact resistance, meaning that even just a minor collision can turn into an actual sight-threatening injury.

Sports and eye safety goes beyond using the right protective eyewear. Your sight is an important part of how well you play sports, so you must have strong vision. For those who ordinarily wear eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you're fitted with contacts, you may require a slightly different lens than those you normally wear. Speak to your eye care professional about the choices at your disposal.

Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so allow your optometrist to identify your unique situation and suggest the right glasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge you need to excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Each sport has different dangers and demands, so let your optometrist determine your unique needs and suggest the right glasses or lenses best for your visual skills. This will only help you gain the winning edge you need to succeed and enjoy sports safety.

In order to be healthy, it is important to be active, play sports and exercise. However never forget to consider the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these additional precautions will only let you benefit from longer years of playing sports and healthy vision.