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Proper Eye Protection for Sports

When the spring comes, along with often warmer weather, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many people, both young and old sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with the right protection. Wearing proper eye protection while participating in sports is particularly important in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, baseball, cricket, tennis, boxing, water polo, or fishing.

You can prevent the majority of sports eye accidents by wearing the correct protective eyewear best suited for the type of physical activity you are involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to harmful UV light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for certain conditions. Regular glasses typically aren't adequate for full protection, meaning that even just a small tumble can become an actual sight-threatening injury.

Sports vision is more than just selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Your vision is an essential factor of your ability to perform, so it's vital to have strong eyesight. If you ordinarily wear eyeglasses, you might need protective sports glasses that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. For contact lens wearers, you may need a different lens than the lenses you use everyday. Call your eye care professional about the options available to you.

All sports have a range of needs and risks, so let your eye care professional identify your unique needs and suggest the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Different sports include differing needs and risks, so it's important to let your optometrist determine your specific needs and provide the correct glasses or lenses best for your visual skills. This will help you gain the winning edge that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

In order to be healthy, it is important to be active, play sports and exercise. However never forget to consider the safety of your eyes and vision. Taking these additional steps will only allow you to enjoy more years of enjoying sports and good vision.

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