This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month
When the spring comes, along with more chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, many people, both young and old suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be prevented with the right defense. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is important especially in high-impact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as hockey, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, full-contact martial arts, soccer, or fishing.
You can prevent most sports related eye accidents by wearing the correct protective eyewear best suited for the activity you're involved in. The right eyewear will keep you injury-free and will also have additional protection to shield you from harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor play. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for certain accidents. Conventional frames and lenses usually won't provide impact resistance, meaning that the smallest tumble can mean a serious sight-threatening injury.
Protecting your eyes during sports is more than just selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Eyesight is a primary part of how well you compete, so it's vital to have good vision. For those who ordinarily wear glasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. For contact lens wearers, you might require a different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Call your eye care professional about the options available to you.
Each sport has different needs and risks, so it's important to allow your optometrist to identify your unique needs and suggest the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will only help you give you the boost that'll help you excel and have fun and be safe when you play sports.
Each sport has a range of demands and dangers, so let your optometrist identify your specific needs and suggest the right eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will only help you give you the boost that'll help you excel and enjoy sports safety.
Playing sports and physical activity is an important part of a positive lifestyle. Nevertheless never forget to consider your eye safety. Taking these extra steps will only allow you to enjoy longer years of playing sports and healthy vision.