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April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often better weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every season, far too many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be avoided with proper safety measures and awareness. Protecting your eyes while participating in sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as basketball, softball, football, racquetball, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or fishing.

You can avoid the majority of sports related eye injuries by using the appropriate protective eyewear suited to the sport you might be participating in. This will keep you injury-free and will often also have lenses that minimize your exposure to ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. Eye wear made specifically for sports is designed especially to withstand common accidents. Conventional glasses typically aren't adequate for preventing impact, meaning that even just a small tumble can mean a serious risk to eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports means more than selecting the right protective eyewear. Eyesight is a primary component of your ability to compete, so you must have clear eyesight. For those who ordinarily wear glasses, you can get protective sports glasses that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you wear contact lenses, you might require a different lens than the ones you normally wear. Speak to your eye care professional about the options available to you.

Different sports are subject to a range of demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your specific situation and provide the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Different sports include different demands and dangers, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your unique needs and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses best for your visual skills. This will help you have the edge you need to excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

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