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This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every year, far too many people, both young and old suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with proper defense and awareness. Using proper eye protection while participating in sports is particularly important in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as basketball, baseball, cricket, squash, wrestling, water polo, or golf.

You can avoid the majority of sports eye accidents by investing in the correct protective eyewear right for the sport you might be involved in. This will keep you out of harm's way and will often also have lenses that shield you from ultra-violet light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is designed to protect your eyes from certain incidents. Conventional frames and lenses typically aren't adequate for impact resistance, meaning that even just a minor tumble can mean an actual eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Eye safety means more than selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Eyesight is a primary part of how well you perform, so you must have good vision. For people who ordinarily wear glasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may require a slightly different lens than those you use everyday. Call your optometrist about the choices that are right for you.

Different sports are subject to differing demands and dangers, so allow your optometrist to assess your unique needs and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses that best fit your eyesight needs. This will help you get the edge that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include different demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and suggest the correct glasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This will help you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun safely.