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Home » What's New » April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often warmer weather, comes an increase in the prevalence of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with suitable protection and awareness. Guarding your eyes while playing sports is particularly important in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as ice hockey, softball, football, tennis, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or golf.

You can avoid most sports related eye injuries by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear right for the activity you might be participating in. The right eyewear will keep you injury-free and will often also have additional protection to shield you from UV light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is made to protect your eyes from common accidents. Everyday glasses usually aren't adequate for full protection, meaning that even just a minor collision can become a serious eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Eye safety is more than just choosing the right eyewear. Your sight is an important part of how well you perform, so you need to have strong eyesight. For those who ordinarily wear eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. If you're fitted with contacts, you may need a different lens than the lenses you use everyday. Call your optometrist about the choices that are right for you.

All sports have a range of demands and dangers, so allow your eye care professional to assess your unique situation and suggest the right eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you get the edge that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

All sports have different needs and risks, so allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and provide the right eyeglasses or lenses to maximize your vision. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Enjoying sports and physical activity is an important part of a positive lifestyle. But remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these extra precautions will only allow you to enjoy more years of playing sports and healthy vision.