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Sports Eye Safety

When the springtime comes, along with a greater opportunity to engage in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each season, many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could be prevented with suitable safety measures and awareness. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as ice hockey, softball, lacrosse, tennis, fencing, volleyball, or fishing.

You can avoid most sports related eye accidents by using the proper protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you are participating in. Protective eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will often also have lenses that block harmful UV light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made to protect your eyes from frequently occurring conditions. Conventional glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for preventing impact, meaning that even just the smallest collision can mean a serious risk to eyesight.

Sports vision means more than using the appropriate eyewear. Eyesight is an essential component of how well you compete, so you need to have clear eyesight. For people who normally require glasses, you might need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. If you wear contact lenses, you may require a different lens than the ones you normally wear. Contact your optometrist about the options available to you.

Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so let your eye care professional determine your unique needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost you need to succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Each sport has different dangers and demands, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your specific needs and fit you with the correct glasses or lenses best for your vision. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.