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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more opportunity to be involved in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each year, far too many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with the right protection. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is essential particularly in high-risk sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as field hockey, softball, football, squash, fencing, water polo, or fishing.

Most sports related eye injuries can be prevented by investing in the correct protective eyewear right for the sport you might be participating in. This will keep you injury-free and will also have additional protection to minimize your exposure to ultra-violet light for when you're outdoors. This sort of eye wear is designed to withstand common incidents. Everyday glasses usually won't provide preventing impact, which means that a minor hit can mean a serious risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety means more than using the correct protective eyewear. Eyesight is an important factor of how well you perform, so you need to have clear eyesight. For those who normally need eyeglasses, you can get protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. If you wear contact lenses, you may need a slightly different lens than those you wear on a daily basis. Call your eye care professional about the options available to you.

Each sport has different dangers and demands, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and suggest the right glasses or lenses best for your eyesight needs. This is key in helping you get the edge 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 it's important to allow your eye care professional to assess your unique needs and fit you with the right glasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.