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This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, many people, both young and old incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with suitable protection. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in high-impact sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as hockey, baseball, football, racquetball, wrestling, water polo, or golf.

You can avoid the majority of sports related eye accidents by investing in the proper protective eyewear suited to the type of physical activity you are participating in. This will keep you safe from injury and will often also have lenses that shield you from UV light for outdoor activities. This sort of eye wear is designed to withstand common accidents. Regular glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for preventing impact, which means that even just a small tumble can become an actual sight-threatening injury.

Eye safety means more than selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Your vision is an essential factor of how well you compete, so you need to have good eyesight. If you ordinarily wear glasses, you'll need protective sports glasses with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. If you wear contact lenses, you might require a slightly different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Call your eye care professional about the choices that are right for you.

All sports have different demands and dangers, so allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Different sports include different needs and risks, so allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and fit you with the correct glasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you have the edge that'll help you succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.