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April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as more chance to engage in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Each season, many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with the right protection and knowledge. Guarding your eyes while playing sports is important especially in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as ice hockey, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, wrestling, soccer, or golf.

Most sports related eye accidents can be prevented by using the appropriate protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you are involved in. This will keep you out of harm's way and will also have lenses that shield you from ultra-violet light for outdoor play. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for certain conditions. Conventional glasses usually won't provide preventing impact, which means that even just a minor tumble can turn into a serious sight-threatening injury.

Protecting your eyes during sports is more than just selecting the right eyewear. Eyesight is an important part of how well you perform, so you must have clear eyesight. For people who already require glasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you wear contact lenses, you may require a different lens than the ones you wear on a daily basis. Call your optometrist about the options that are right for you.

All sports have differing demands and dangers, so allow your optometrist to determine your specific needs and fit you with the right glasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge you need to excel and have fun safely.

All sports have a range of demands and dangers, so allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your vision. This will help you have the edge you need to excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

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. Making sure you take these additional precautions will only allow you to benefit from more years of enjoying sports and good vision.