How To Prevent An Eye Injury While Playing Sports

We all know that sports are a great way to stay fit, but did you know how important it is to keep your eyes safe while playing sports? Wellish Vision Institute wants to use September’s Sports Eye Safety Month to help remind us of the eye injury dangers lurking out there on the playing fields.

You might be wondering why you need to purchase sports-specific glasses when you can just wear your sunglasses or prescription glasses. In most sports, vision drives performance. So, to excel during competition, you should make sure your eyesight is in top shape. Sports glasses are the best way to do that!

Sports glasses are specially designed to:

  1. Fit securely and comfortable during physical activity
  2. Keep your eyes safe
  3. Enhance your vision to give you an extra performance “edge” in the sports you love

Even if you have 20/20 vision, wearing the right sports eyewear can reduce glare and help you see better, which in turn helps you react faster!

The Correct Eyewear Can Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

The use of protective eyewear is a simple and effective way to prevent many sports-related eye injuries. Experts agree that wearing the right type of eyewear, such as safety goggles with polycarbonate lenses, is worth every penny. Different sports will require different types of protective lenses. For example, ski goggles help reduce glare and protect your eyes from the intense UV rays, and face shields (like cages or clear polycarbonate shields) should always be worn by catchers in baseball and anyone playing hockey. It only takes a second for a sports eye injury to cause permanent vision loss, and even though children may resist the idea of wearing safety glasses, coaches should insist on it.

The reason we don’t wear our “everyday” glasses when playing sports, is because they are not made to the same protective standard as safety eyewear. Eyeglass frames that don’t qualify for use in sports can break on impact or cause the lenses to come loose and damage your eyes. The lenses can also shatter under impact and cause a serious eye injury.

Getting the best possible eyewear to maximize your sports performance starts with your prescription. Schedule an eye exam at Wellish Vision Institute and your eye doctor can help make sure you have the best vision possible for those sports you’re interested in!

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you love playing sports and also wear glasses or contacts, contact Wellish Vision today to schedule an appointment. We can help you select the best types of sports eye protection based on your activities.