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April we recognize Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more opportunity to be involved in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Each year, many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could easily be avoided with suitable protection. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is essential particularly in high-impact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as field hockey, baseball, football, squash, boxing, soccer, or golf.

Decrease your chances of a sports related eye injury by using the appropriate protective eyewear right for the activity you're involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to UV light for outdoor activities. Eye wear made specifically for sports is designed to prepare you for common accidents. Everyday glasses usually don't meet the minimum requirements for impact resistance, which means that a small tumble can turn into a serious sight-threatening injury.

Protecting your eyes during sports goes beyond using the appropriate protective eyewear. Eyesight is an essential component of your ability to perform, so you must have good vision. If you ordinarily wear glasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you might require a different lens than the ones you normally wear. Contact your eye care professional about the options that are right for you.

All sports have a range of dangers and demands, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your specific needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your visual skills. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include a range of needs and risks, so let your optometrist identify your unique needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your eyesight needs. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Enjoying sports and exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. But remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these additional steps will only allow you to enjoy more years of enjoying sports and strong vision.

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