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This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

As the springtime arrives, along with often better weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of sports related eye injuries. Each year, many people, both young and old sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with suitable defense. Protecting your eyes while participating in sports is important especially in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as ice hockey, softball, lacrosse, racquetball, boxing, volleyball, or fishing.

You can avoid the majority of sports related eye injuries by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you are participating in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will also have additional protection to block harmful UV light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is made especially to prepare you for certain incidents. Regular frames and lenses typically won't provide full protection, which means that even just the smallest hit can turn into an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports is more than just choosing the right eyewear. Your vision is a primary part of your ability to perform, so you must have strong vision. For people who already wear glasses, you might need protective sports glasses with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. For contact lens wearers, you may need a slightly different lens than the ones you normally wear. Contact your optometrist about the options that are right for you.

Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so let your eye care professional identify 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 you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include different needs and risks, so it's important to let your optometrist assess your specific needs and fit you with the correct eyeglasses or lenses to maximize your visual skills. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Playing sports and exercise is an important 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 let you enjoy more years of playing sports and strong vision.