According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. These injuries account for an estimated 100,000 physician visits per year at a cost of more than $175 million. Ninety percent of sports-related eye injuries can be avoided with the use of protective eyewear. Eye-Deal Vision in San Antonio, Texas provides sports glasses for those in the San Antonio and the surrounding area.
Yes, eyewear made specifically for protection during participation in sports tend to be safer than regular sunglasses. This is because the lenses and frames in the sports glasses are made of special materials that are unlikely to shatter if struck. They give you the benefits of both sunglasses and protective eyewear. Equipment like bats, balls, and rackets are responsible for most of these injuries. Sports eyewear is helpful because it can add protection and also prevent life-long disabilities.
When choosing a sports glasses, knowing which one will provide the best protection for your specific sport is helpful in choosing. The aesthetic value usually takes a back seat when choosing because the focus should be on safety. There are many brands which deliver both. Premium eyewear brands like Oakley have partnered with athletes to create eyewear that is best for specific sports.
Contact lenses provide clearer vision, but they cannot protect against sports-related eye injuries especially in high-risk sports like baseball, and basketball. Doctors advise those who wear contact lenses to get additional protection when participating in sports. If the eye takes impact from a ball or elbow to the face, the lens may be dislodged or fold inside the eyes. This may even increase your risk for injuries. If you are going to wear contacts when you are performing any kind of sports related activity wear protective eyewear over them, and if you know you will be in the water, leave your contacts at home. Contact Eye-Deal Vision today if you have any questions about sports glasses.
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