Eyeglasses are not enough to save your eyes from harm, sports glasses are a must! To help us remember, September is Sports Eye Safety Month.
The most common sports-related eye injuries happen in the water. Most of these injuries are due to irritation or infection from water splashing into the eyes. Don’t forget to wear your goggles at the lake or pool! Swim goggles even come in prescription.
If you are a contact lens wearer, it is best to remove your contacts for water sports. Your eyes are at risk for an infection if your contacts come in contact with any water, including pools, hot tubs, lakes, oceans, etc.
For all other sports, make sure your lenses (prescription or not) are impact resistant. There are different standards for impact resistance between regular glasses and sports glasses. The entire Wiley X line of eyewear for adults and children is ANSI/ASTM approved. This is the highest level of impact resistance and safety that can be achieved.
There are so many excuses not to wear sports glasses, but there is so much new technology at Blink to alleviate all your fears:
With more than 25,000 preventable sports related eye injuries each year, now is the time to start protecting your eyes. If you do find yourself with an eye injury, call us immediately. Blink is here for all your eye care needs, not just glasses.