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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring arrives, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Each year, many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be avoided with suitable defense. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as ice hockey, softball, football, squash, boxing, volleyball, or golf.

You can prevent the majority of sports eye injuries by wearing the correct protective eyewear best suited for the type of physical activity you might be involved in. The right eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have lenses that minimize your exposure to harmful ultra-violet light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made especially to prepare you for certain incidents. Conventional glasses usually won't provide impact resistance, meaning that a minor tumble can become a serious sight-threatening injury.

Protecting your eyes during sports goes beyond choosing the appropriate protective eyewear. Your sight is an important component of how well you perform, so you need to have clear vision. If you normally wear eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you might need a slightly different lens than those you wear on a daily basis. Contact your eye care professional regarding the options at your disposal.

Different sports are subject to a range of dangers and demands, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your specific situation and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you give you the boost that'll help you excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

All sports have a range of dangers and demands, so allow your eye care professional to identify your unique needs and provide the right eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your visual skills. This will help you have the edge that'll help you excel and have fun safely.

In order to be healthy, it is important to be active, play sports and exercise. Nevertheless never forget to consider your eye safety. Making sure you take these extra steps will only allow you to enjoy longer years of playing sports and strong vision.