How to Protect Your Eyes During Your Favorite Hobbies and Sports

When it comes to protecting your eyes, you may think that a pair of sunglasses will be sufficient for just about anything – from yardwork to playing catch. But one type of specialty eyewear cannot meet all your vision needs. There is eyewear that is specifically designed for certain tasks. Using the correct eyewear can optimize your vision, help you achieve your desired outcome and protect your vision all at the same time.

Let’s take a look at three types of protective eyewear:

Safety glasses

When you are mowing or edging your yard, put your sunglasses back in the car and save them for driving. Your eyes need more protection than sunglasses can offer. Safety glasses will protect your eyes from flying debris like rocks, mulch and sticks. The polycarbonate lenses in safety glasses are stronger than lenses in sunglasses, and the lenses wrap around the eyes to offer more protection. Many types of safety glasses include top shields as well, and the frames have spring hinges for increased durability.

Sport eyewear

Whether you wear eyeglasses or contacts, it is always wise to wear sport-specific eyewear. Sport eyewear improves your visual clarity and helps prevent injury. Talk to your eye care professional about what type of sport eyewear will offer the best protection for your preferred sport or activity. From basketball to racquetball to shooting, your sport eyewear will shield your eyes from impact.

Reading Glasses

If you enjoy close-up work such as needlepoint, beading or crafting, you are probably familiar with the discomfort of eye strain. Squinting or straining your eyes is not good for your vision, and most problems can be solved with the assistance of some reading glasses. If you already own reading glasses, you may find that you need a stronger prescription to see clearly enough to do intricate crafts. You may need to visit your eye doctor if each eye has a different correction need.

You can enjoy all your favorite activities and hobbies without sacrificing your vision. Make an appointment with your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam so you can be assured that your prescription is updated (Source: All About Vision).

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