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This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime comes, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Every season, many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with the right protection and awareness. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is particularly important in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as field hockey, softball, football, tennis, wrestling, soccer, or fishing.

You can avoid the majority of sports related eye accidents by using the appropriate protective eyewear best suited for the type of physical activity you are involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you injury-free and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to harmful UV light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is designed especially to prepare you for frequently occurring conditions. Conventional glasses usually won't provide preventing impact, which means that even just a small hit can turn into a serious eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.

Sports and eye safety is more than just using the correct eyewear. Your vision is a primary component of your ability to play sports, so it's vital to have good vision. For those who normally need eyeglasses, you might need protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may require a slightly different lens than the ones you normally wear. Speak to your eye care professional regarding the options at your disposal.

Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your optometrist to identify your unique situation and provide the right eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your visual skills. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Different sports include a range of dangers and demands, so allow your eye care professional to identify your unique needs and suggest the correct eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your eyesight needs. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Playing sports and physical activity is an important part of a positive lifestyle. However never forget to consider your eye safety. Making sure you take these additional precautions will only let you benefit from longer years of playing sports and strong vision.