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This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more opportunity to engage in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every season, far too many children and adults incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be prevented with the right protection and knowledge. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is essential particularly in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, softball, cricket, racquetball, fencing, water polo, or golf.

You can prevent most sports eye accidents by wearing the correct protective eyewear best suited for the activity you might be involved in. This will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to shield you from ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. This sort of eye wear is made to withstand frequently occurring incidents. Conventional frames and lenses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for preventing impact, which means that the smallest collision can mean a serious eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Sports vision goes beyond selecting the correct protective eyewear. Your sight is an important component of your ability to perform, so you need to have strong vision. If you already require glasses, you'll need protective sports glasses that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may require a different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Contact your eye care professional about the options at your disposal.

Different sports are subject to a range of demands and dangers, so let your optometrist identify your unique needs and suggest the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This is key in helping you get the edge you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.

All sports have different dangers and demands, so allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your eyesight needs. This is key in helping you have the edge that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

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