Punzal Vision
April 24, 2023

Eye Safety Tips for Athletes and Sports Enthusiasts

Eyecare for sports enthusiasts!

For athletes, sports enthusiasts, and those living an active lifestyle - eye safety is an important consideration that can easily be overlooked!

Sports activities can put your eyes at risk of various injuries, ranging from minor scratches to severe trauma that could cause permanent vision loss. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your eyes while enjoying your favorite sports.

Here are some Eye Safety Tips for Athletes and Sports Enthusiasts:

1. Wear Protective Eyewear

Wearing protective eyewear is one of the most effective ways to prevent eye injuries while playing sports or participating in physical activities. Wearing the proper protective eyewear such as contact lenses, sunglasses, or even safety goggles can help to shield your eyes from flying objects, dust, and debris and keep your eyes safe while you are playing your favorite sports.

2. Use Sunscreen and Sunglasses

Sun exposure can damage your eyes just as it can damage your skin! When playing outdoor sports, use sunscreen and wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection to maintain the health of your eyes and reduce the risk of developing long term eye related issues.

3. Stay Alert and Be Mindful

Always be mindful of your surroundings when playing sports! Keep an eye out for potential hazards such as low-hanging branches, exposed roots, and uneven terrain that could cause you to trip and fall. Be alert, pay attention, and make sure that you are protecting yourself as well as those around you at all times!

Protecting your eyes while playing sports or living an active lifestyle should be a top priority! By following these eye safety tips, you can reduce your risk of eye injury and enjoy your favorite sports safely.

If you have had an eye injury or simply would like to schedule an Annual Comprehensive Eye Examination, please give us a call at (808) 278-8383 or click the link below to Schedule An Appointment.

We look forward to SEEing you soon!

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