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April we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, as well as often better weather, comes an increase in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Each year, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with the right defense. Using proper eye protection while participating in sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, racquetball, full-contact martial arts, water polo, or golf.

Most sports eye injuries can be prevented by using the proper protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you're participating in. The right eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to UV light for outdoor activities. This sort of eye wear is designed especially to withstand frequently occurring conditions. Regular glasses typically won't provide impact resistance, meaning that even just a minor tumble can turn into a serious risk to eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports means more than selecting the appropriate eyewear. Your vision is a primary factor of your ability to perform, so you must have good vision. For people who already require eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may need a different lens than the ones you use everyday. Contact your optometrist regarding the options that are right for you.

Different sports are subject to differing needs and risks, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your specific situation and provide the correct glasses or lenses to maximize your visual skills. This will help you get the edge you need to succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include different demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your unique needs and provide the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This will only help you give you the boost you need to excel and have fun safely.

Enjoying sports and physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. But never forget to consider your eye safety. Making sure you take these additional precautions will only let you enjoy longer years of enjoying sports and good vision.