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April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, along with often nicer weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries related to sports. Every season, far too many people, both young and old suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with proper defense. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in high-impact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as basketball, softball, football, badminton, wrestling, water polo, or golf.

You can avoid most sports eye accidents by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear right for the sport you're participating in. Protective eyewear will keep you injury-free and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. Eye wear made specifically for sports is made especially to withstand frequently occurring conditions. Regular frames and lenses usually won't provide full protection, which means that a small hit can mean an actual sight-threatening injury.

Sports vision is more than just selecting the right protective eyewear. Eyesight is an essential part of your ability to play sports, so it's vital to have good eyesight. If you ordinarily 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 may require a different lens than those you wear on a daily basis. Contact your optometrist regarding the choices that are right for you.

Each sport has differing dangers and demands, so it's important to let your optometrist assess your unique situation and fit you with the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your visual skills. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge that'll help you excel and have fun safely.

Different sports include differing demands and dangers, so let your optometrist determine your unique needs and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will only help you give you the boost you need to excel and have fun safely.

Playing sports and physical activity is a vital part of a positive lifestyle. Nevertheless remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these extra steps will only allow you to benefit from longer years of enjoying sports and good vision.