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April we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with a greater chance to be involved in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Each year, far too many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with the right defense and information. Using proper eye protection while participating in sports is essential particularly in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as basketball, baseball, football, squash, fencing, water polo, or fishing.

Most sports related eye injuries can be prevented by investing in the correct protective eyewear right for the type of physical activity you are involved in. The right eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have lenses that minimize your exposure to harmful ultra-violet light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made to withstand common incidents. Everyday glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for preventing impact, meaning that the smallest hit can turn into an actual risk to eyesight.

Sports vision is more than just selecting the correct protective eyewear. Eyesight is an essential part of your ability to compete, so you must have strong vision. For those who ordinarily wear glasses, you'll need protective sports glasses that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you wear contact lenses, you may need a different lens than the ones you normally wear. Call your eye care professional about the options available to you.

Each sport has differing demands and dangers, so it's important to let your optometrist assess your specific needs and fit you with the right eyeglasses or lenses best for your visual skills. This will help you get the edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Different sports include a range of demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your specific needs and suggest the correct glasses or contact lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you have the edge you need to excel and have fun safely.

In order to be healthy, it is important to be active, play sports and exercise. However remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Making sure you take these extra steps will only let you enjoy longer years of playing sports and healthy vision.