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Eye Safety and Sports

When the springtime arrives, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, many people, both young and old incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with suitable defense. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is important, especially in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, softball, cricket, tennis, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or fishing.

Most sports related eye accidents can be avoided by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear suited to the sport you're involved in. The right eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will often also have additional protection to shield you from ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. This sort of eye wear is designed to prepare you for certain accidents. Regular glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for full protection, which means that the smallest collision can turn into a serious risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety means more than selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Your vision is an essential factor of your ability to play sports, so it's vital to have clear eyesight. For those who already wear eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may need a slightly different lens than the lenses you normally wear. Contact your optometrist about the options available to you.

Each sport has different demands and dangers, so let your optometrist identify your specific situation and suggest the right glasses or lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will help you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun safely.

Each sport has a range of needs and risks, so let your optometrist identify your specific needs and fit you with the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost you need to excel and have fun safely.

Enjoying sports and physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. However remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Taking these additional steps will only allow you to benefit from longer years of playing sports and strong vision.