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April we recognize Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring arrives, as well as more opportunity to participate in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, far too many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could easily be averted with suitable defense. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is particularly important in high-impact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as basketball, softball, football, badminton, wrestling, volleyball, or golf.

Lower your risk of a sports eye accident by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear right for the sport you might be involved in. This will keep you safe from injury and will also have additional protection to shield you from UV light for when you're outdoors. Eye wear made specifically for sports is made especially to prepare you for frequently occurring accidents. Conventional glasses typically aren't adequate for impact resistance, meaning that the smallest hit can mean an actual risk to eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports goes beyond selecting the right protective eyewear. Eyesight is an important factor of your ability to perform, so it's vital to have clear vision. For people who normally require eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. For contact lens wearers, you might need a slightly different lens than those you normally wear. Contact your optometrist regarding the choices at your disposal.

Each sport has differing dangers and demands, so allow your optometrist to determine your specific situation and provide the correct eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your visual skills. This is key in helping you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

All sports have different needs and risks, so it's important to let your optometrist assess your unique needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This will help you have the edge that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

In order to be healthy, it is important to be active, play sports and exercise. But never forget to consider your eye safety. Making sure you take these extra precautions will only allow you to benefit from longer years of enjoying sports and good vision.