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This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime comes, as well as often better weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries related to sports. Every season, many people, both young and old suffer sports related eye injuries that could be averted with suitable defense. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is particularly important in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as field hockey, baseball, cricket, racquetball, full-contact martial arts, water polo, or golf.

You can avoid most sports eye injuries by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear suited to the type of physical activity you're involved in. The right eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to ultra-violet light for when you're outdoors. Eye wear made specifically for sports is designed especially to prepare you for frequently occurring accidents. Everyday frames and lenses typically aren't adequate for impact resistance, meaning that the smallest hit can turn into a serious risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety goes beyond using the right eyewear. Your vision is an important part of your ability to play sports, so you must have clear eyesight. For those who already wear glasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. If you're fitted with contacts, you might need a different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Call your optometrist about the choices that are right for you.

Each sport has a range of needs and risks, so let your optometrist determine your specific situation and provide the right glasses or contact lenses best for your visual skills. This will help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include different dangers and demands, so allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and provide the right eyeglasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This is key in helping you give you the boost you need to excel and have fun safely.

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