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This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, far too many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with proper defense. Using proper eye protection while playing sports is essential particularly in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as basketball, baseball, cricket, squash, fencing, water polo, or fishing.

Decrease your chances of a sports related eye accident by wearing the proper protective eyewear right for the activity you're participating in. The right eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will also have additional protection to shield you from harmful ultra-violet light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made to withstand frequently occurring incidents. Conventional glasses typically aren't adequate for impact resistance, which means that even just a minor collision can mean a serious risk to eyesight.

Eye safety goes beyond using the appropriate eyewear. Your sight is an important part of how well you compete, so it's vital to have good eyesight. If you normally wear eyeglasses, you might need protective sports glasses that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you might need a slightly different lens than those you use everyday. Contact your optometrist about the options at your disposal.

Each sport has different dangers and demands, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to assess your specific situation and fit you with the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your vision. This will help you get the edge that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.

All sports have different demands and dangers, so let your optometrist determine your specific needs and provide the correct eyeglasses or contact lenses to maximize your visual skills. This will only help you have the edge you need to succeed and have fun safely.