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40,000 Americans Suffer Sports-Related Eye Injuries Per Year

According to a report from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, every year in the United States, about 40,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries. Many of these injuries could be prevented with the proper eye-protection. Some people don't think they need protection because they won't get hurt or think of the old-style sports goggles that interfere with vision. But in truth many people do get hurt and sports eyewear is better than ever.

"It's absolutely necessary for athletes to use protective eyewear because eye injuries can be devastating," says Ophthalmologist Ruth Williams. "Wearing properly fitted protective eyewear will not harm your performance in a game, and it may save your sight."

If you play sports, especially sports such as basketball, football or soccer, you should not be wearing your glasses, because they are not designed for sports. Consider getting prescription sport eyewear. They will improve your performance and reduce the chances of injuries.

In a similar topic, check out more info on sports vision and the exercise-myopia connection.

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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