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April we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime comes, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries related to sports. Every season, far too many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could be prevented with the right safety measures. Protecting your eyes while participating in sports is important especially in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun such as basketball, softball, cricket, tennis, fencing, soccer, or fishing.

You can prevent most sports eye injuries by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear right for the activity you're participating in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is made especially to protect your eyes from certain incidents. Everyday glasses typically won't provide full protection, which means that a small collision can turn into a serious eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Sports vision goes beyond choosing the right protective eyewear. Your vision is an important part of how well you play sports, so you must have strong eyesight. For those who normally require eyeglasses, you might need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you're fitted with contacts, you may need a slightly different lens than those you use everyday. Speak to your optometrist about the options at your disposal.

All sports have a range of needs and risks, so it's important to let your eye care professional identify your specific needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you get the edge you need to excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Different sports include different dangers and demands, so let your optometrist identify your unique needs and fit you with the correct eyeglasses or lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you gain the winning edge that'll help you excel and have fun safely.

Playing sports and exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. However never forget to consider the safety of your eyes and vision. Taking these extra precautions will only let you benefit from longer years of playing sports and healthy vision.

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