This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month
As the spring arrives, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many people, both young and old suffer sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with the right protection and knowledge. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in high-impact sports or those that bring you out into the sun such as basketball, baseball, football, racquetball, fencing, volleyball, or golf.
Lower your risk of a sports related eye accident by wearing the correct protective eyewear right for the sport you might be participating in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to block UV light for outdoor play. Eye wear made specifically for sports is designed especially to protect your eyes from common conditions. Everyday glasses typically don't meet the minimum requirements for impact resistance, meaning that even just the smallest collision can mean a serious eye injury that could potentially threaten your eyesight.
Sports and eye safety means more than selecting the right protective eyewear. Eyesight is a primary part of your ability to compete, so you must have good eyesight. For those who normally need glasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. If you wear contact lenses, you might require a slightly different lens than those you wear on a daily basis. Speak to your eye care professional regarding the choices at your disposal.
Different sports are subject to a range of dangers and demands, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your specific situation and provide the correct eyeglasses or lenses best for your visual skills. 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.
All sports have a range of needs and risks, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and suggest the right glasses or contact lenses that best fit your visual skills. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you excel and have fun safely.