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This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often warmer weather, comes an increase in the number of sports related eye injuries. 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 suitable protection and knowledge. Using proper eye protection while participating in sports is particularly important in contact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as ice hockey, baseball, cricket, racquetball, fencing, water polo, or fishing.

Decrease your risk of a sports eye accident by wearing the proper protective eyewear right for the sport you are participating in. The right eyewear will keep you injury-free and will also have lenses that shield you from harmful UV light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is made to withstand certain conditions. Everyday frames and lenses usually aren't adequate for full protection, meaning that a minor hit can mean an actual risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety is more than just choosing the correct eyewear. Your vision is a primary part of how well you play sports, so you must have strong eyesight. For those who normally need glasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. If you wear contact lenses, you might need a slightly different lens than the lenses you normally wear. Call your optometrist about the choices available to you.

Each sport has differing needs and risks, so it's important to allow your optometrist to assess your unique needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you get the edge you need to succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include differing needs and risks, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and suggest the correct glasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you have the edge you need to succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Playing sports and physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these extra precautions will only let you enjoy longer years of playing sports and healthy vision.