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Participating in sports can lead to accidents that injure the eye. While broken bones and superficial bruises often heal without major consequences, serious eye injuries can lead to permanent disabilities and an inability to perform essential life functions.
How do I protect my eyes while playing sports?
It is especially important that children wear protective eye gear, also known as sports goggles. To reduce the risk of a serious eye injury, the following precautions should be taken when playing.
Regular reading glasses, sunglasses, and sometimes even safety glasses don't provide necessary eye protection for sports participants. Athletes need to purchase sports eye guards that are tailored to protect the eyes while playing the specific sport. Prices for the correct safety sports eyewear vary.
Other suggestions for sports eye safety include:
It does so by protecting vision which is essential for the best performance of the athlete. Fortunately, many sports eyewear manufacturers today take into account an athlete's activity, along with environmental factors, to create eyewear that will be most compatible with the individual sport.
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