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Sports Eye Safety

It is crucial during the warmer months to be reminded of proper eye care in Tucson, and when to seek the advice of your local optometry professionals. For sports eye safety and the right prescription sunglasses, give us a call today!

Why Sports Eye Safety Is Important

We often take our eyesight for granted. But every year, over 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries. Many indoor and outdoor sports will specify safety gear that does not only protect the head, but also the eyes. Those who play these sports for leisure will often downplay the necessity for protective sports gear, while others feel their regular, prescription glasses are enough to protect their eyes while playing sports.

Sports eye safety is important for two reasons. To protect the athlete from expected injuries such as a flying hockey puck or an eye or elbow poke while playing basketball, and to protect players from those unforeseen hazards like an unexpected, flying projectile that can cause serious eye injury.

Sports Eye Safety Tips

  • Always wear a helmet, safety glasses, or a face shield for contact sports
  • Prescription safety glasses should feature break-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Consider ASTM F803 approved, sports eyewear for the highest levels of protection

When To Consider Sports Vision

Our Tucson ophthalmologist who specializes in sports vision is trained to determine the best prescription for your sport and suggest the best type of eye gear for comfort and fit. Selecting the right eye wear for sports can dramatically increase performance levels and safety.

If you play contact sports or any outdoor sport, you may have considered Lasik surgery to improve your vision. You will still need to speak with an optometry professional in Tucson to determine which general eye gear will be most effective for safety in the sports that you play. If you do not wear prescription eyeglasses, you will still benefit from a recommendation on the best eye guards to protect your sight.

These professionals are also trained in sports vision therapy that can elevate your level of play and give you an edge over the competition. Competitive sports demand physical strength, agility, and endurance. But none of these talents are profitable if your eyesight reduces your reaction speeds.

Call Our Ophthalmologists Today!

Contact Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ to learn more about sports eye safety and protecting your vision.

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