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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, along with more chance to engage in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every season, many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with the right safety measures. Wearing proper eye protection while participating in sports is important especially in high-risk sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as basketball, softball, football, badminton, boxing, volleyball, or golf.

Decrease your chances of a sports eye injury by wearing the proper protective eyewear right for the activity you're involved in. The right eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to harmful UV light for outdoor play. This sort of eye wear is designed especially to protect your eyes from common conditions. Regular frames and lenses typically won't provide preventing impact, meaning that the smallest collision can turn into a serious risk to eyesight.

Protecting your eyes during sports means more than choosing the correct protective eyewear. Your vision is an important factor of your ability to compete, so you must have clear vision. If you ordinarily need eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. For contact lens wearers, you may need a slightly different lens than the lenses you wear on a daily basis. Call your eye care professional regarding the options available to you.

All sports have a range of needs and risks, so let your optometrist assess your specific situation and provide the correct glasses or lenses to maximize your visual skills. This is key in helping you get the edge you need to excel and have fun safely.

All sports have differing needs and risks, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and fit you with the correct glasses or lenses best for your visual skills. This is key in helping you give you the boost that'll help you excel and have fun safely.

Playing sports and exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But never forget to consider your eye safety. Making sure you take these additional steps will only let you benefit from more years of enjoying sports and strong vision.

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