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This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring arrives, along with often better weather, comes a rise in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with the right safety measures and knowledge. Guarding your eyes while playing sports is important especially in high-impact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as basketball, baseball, football, tennis, fencing, soccer, or golf.

The majority of sports related eye injuries can be prevented by investing in the proper protective eyewear suited to the type of physical activity you might be involved in. The right eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to UV light for outdoor activities. Sports eyewear is designed especially to prepare you for frequently occurring conditions. Everyday glasses typically won't provide impact resistance, which means that even just a minor tumble can turn into an actual sight-threatening injury.

Protecting your eyes during sports is more than just selecting the appropriate protective eyewear. Your sight is an important component of your ability to play sports, so it's vital to have strong vision. For those who normally wear glasses, you can get protective sports glasses with a prescription, so you can see properly while you play safe. If you're fitted with contacts, you might require a different lens than those you normally wear. Contact your eye care professional regarding the choices at your disposal.

Different sports are subject to different needs and risks, so let your optometrist identify your specific situation and fit you with the right eyeglasses or lenses best for your eyesight needs. This will help you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun safely.

Each sport has different needs and risks, so let your optometrist assess your specific needs and suggest the right glasses or lenses that best fit 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.

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