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Tips for Sports Eye Safety

Organized sports are a great way to stay in shape and spend time with friends, but most sports also carry with them significant risks. While most of these risks involve the head, muscles, and joints of the body, eye injuries can easily occur regardless of the type of sport being played. Whether you’re a professional athlete or playing a sport for the first time, sports eye safety is essential. At Vision Source Fredericksburg Road, we help patients in San Antonio and surrounding areas protect their eyes and maintain visual clarity while on the field.

Wear Eye Protection

Many people participating in sports where small objects are used don’t realize the importance of wearing eye protection. We can assess what level of eye protection you may need for your sport at your next consultation.

Glasses Are Not Eye Protection

Keep in mind that the average pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses are not strong enough to protect your eyes from the impact of a ball or other small object. That’s why we recommend wearing safety goggles over your regular glasses or a prescription pair of goggles when playing.

Use Face Shields

Children are especially prone to eye injuries while playing baseball or hockey. We recommend that children wear polycarbonate face shields that can attach to helmets. Face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association should also be worn by children while playing hockey.

Maintain Annual Eye Exams

Athletes depend on their vision for optimal performance during sporting activities. That’s why it’s essential to ensure your eye health is properly managed through routine eye care. Our optometrist also checks for signs of any potential health issues that can negatively affect your eye health.

Visit Us for Sports Vision Protection from Our Eye Doctor in San Antonio, TX

If you have questions about how sports eye safety can benefit you or your child, contact our team at Vision Source Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio today. Our optometrist is dedicated to providing our patients the optometry care they need to maintain their eye health. You can contact us through our website or by calling us at 833-939-3799. Learn more about how we can help you and your family.

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