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Are Your Eyes Sport Safe?

When spring arrives, along with often warmer weather, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with suitable protection. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is important, especially in high-risk sports or those that expose you to the sun such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, racquetball, boxing, soccer, or golf.

You can prevent most sports eye accidents by investing in the correct protective eyewear suited to the activity you might be involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will also have additional protection to shield you from harmful UV light for when you're outdoors. Sports eyewear is made to withstand frequently occurring incidents. Everyday frames and lenses usually don't meet the minimum requirements for full protection, meaning that a small collision can turn into a serious risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety means more than using the right protective eyewear. Your vision is an important factor of how well you perform, so you need to have good eyesight. For people who ordinarily need eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription that will also help to correct your vision. If you're fitted with contacts, you might require a different lens than the lenses you normally wear. Call your eye care professional regarding the options available to you.

Different sports are subject to differing dangers and demands, so it's important to let your optometrist identify your unique situation and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your eyesight needs. This will help you gain the winning edge you need to excel and enjoy sports safety.

All sports have different demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and provide the correct eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will only help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and have fun safely.

Enjoying sports and exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless never forget to consider your eye safety. Taking these extra precautions will only allow you to enjoy more years of playing sports and strong vision.


To ensure the safety of our patients, team and community at large, the clinic remains closed. We will be monitoring our voicemail and email and ask that you contact us for any urgent situations that may arise.

Dry eye products and contact lenses can be ordered through our online store. All contact lens orders will be shipped complimentary.

Hoping you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this time.