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This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

As the springtime arrives, along with often nicer weather, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Each year, many people, both young and old sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be prevented with the right defense. Guarding your eyes while playing sports is particularly important in high-impact sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as hockey, baseball, football, tennis, wrestling, volleyball, or fishing.

You can avoid most sports related eye injuries by wearing the correct protective eyewear suited to the sport you might be involved in. This will keep you out of harm's way and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to UV light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for certain incidents. Everyday glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for preventing impact, meaning that the smallest tumble can mean a serious sight-threatening injury.

Sports and eye safety is more than just choosing the appropriate protective eyewear. Eyesight is an essential component of how well you compete, so it's vital to have good vision. If you ordinarily require eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses with a prescription to make it easier to be safe. For contact lens wearers, you might require a different lens than those you wear on a daily basis. Contact your optometrist regarding the options at your disposal.

Different sports are subject to different demands and dangers, so allow your optometrist to determine your specific needs and fit you with the correct glasses or lenses to maximize your visual skills. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will only help you give you the boost that'll help you excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.