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Sports Eyewear

Protect Your Eyes , Protect Your Vision

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Many people participate in organized sports like squash, tennis,cricket, football or rugby. Trendy eyewear is good for normal everyday use, but  is not intended for tough treatment found in sporting activities.

Many people believe that a frame is safe for sports if it has polycarbonate or Trivex lenses. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. With trendy frames, the lens might pop out of the frame and into the eye on impact, or the frame itself might break and cause injury.

We all love sports and most love to look fashionable. And we often times insist that sports and fashion go together, sometimes to our own detriment. For while protective eye gear may never be the latest craze in tennis or squash, think for a moment about the logic of not protecting our eyes.

sports_eyewear We wear helmets to protect our heads and pads and braces to protect our bones and joints, so why not take the extra step to protect our eyes? We take extra steps to prevent concussions, broken bones, bruises and chipped teeth, but what do we do to prevent the possibility of permanent vision loss, a scratched cornea or fractured eye socket?

Regardless of age, 90 percent of sports-related injuries could be prevented if an athlete simply wore protective sports eyewear.
Broken bones and bruises will heal, but a serious eye injury can put you on the disabled list from your favorite sport for the rest of your life.

Protective equipment must:

How Do I Protect My Eyes While Playing Sports?
The ways in which an unprotected eye may be injured in a sporting event are too numerous to count. But the ways in which we can protect our eyes are simple and straightforward. It is especially important that children who are learning to coordinate or who have low skill levels wear protective eye gear.

Regular reading glasses, sunglasses, and sometimes even safety glasses don't provide necessary eye protection for sports participants. Athletes need to purchase sports eye guards that are tailored to protect the eyes while playing the specific sport.

Regardless of age, 90 percent of sports-related injuries could be prevented if an athlete simply wore protective sports eyewear.To reduce the risk of a serious eye injury, the following precautions should be taken when playing.


Cricket. In the event of an dangerous high pitched ball, a ball lost in the sun, a cricketeer should wear helmet with a faceguard made of a sturdy plastic or polycarbonate metal material along with eye goggles or eye guards.


Basketball. Basketball players should wear eye goggles at all times in the event of an errant elbow, a stray poke from another player's finger or even an errantly thrown basketball.

Soccer and football. Like other contact sports, an errant elbow, ball, foot or finger can cause serious damage to the unprotected eye. Players should wear sports eye guards and in football a full faceguard should also be worn.

Tennis or Squash. To protect your eyes from an errant or misjudged ball, or in the case of squash your opponents racquet, protective eye goggles should be worn at all times while playing these sports.

WHAT DAMAGE OCCURS ?

  • Hyphaema. Bleeding inside the eye. Long term complications and possible glaucoma.
  • Pupil injury. Tears to the iris can distort the pupil and lead to an inability to focus.
  • Retinal damage. Haemorrhage & swelling of the retina can permanently reduce vision.
  • Orbital fractures. Surgery is often needed and double vision or disfigurement can result.

Rugby. Like other contact sports, an errant elbow, ball, foot or finger can cause serious damage to the unprotected eye. Players should wear where practical, protective eyewear to reduce the risk of impact injuries from fast-moving objects such as rugby ball .etc but may end up wearing soft contact lenses for convenience .If the Protective eyewear is available it must not detrimentally affect the visual field.

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