Sports Eye Safety

Sports Eye Safety

Playing sports is a great way to stay active, but can risk your eyes and vision. Some athletic activities involve more contact with others, raising the risk of eye injuries. Knowing more about sports eye safety can help reduce your risk of these injuries. At Fifty Dollar Eye Guy in Pensacola, FL, our eye doctor offers sports vision exams, eyeglasses, and other services. Learn more about keeping your eyes safe while participating in athletic activities.

Risk of Eye Injury

Certain sports, including baseball, racquetball, and hockey, have a higher risk of these injuries. Sports with medium risk include golf, tennis, badminton, soccer, and tackle football. Athletic activities with low risk include gymnastics, skiing, swimming, and track and field.

Wear Protective Glasses

If you play a sport with a high risk of eye injuries, wearing protective eyeglasses can help. These shatterproof lenses are polycarbonate, with a lower risk of breaking. This low break risk helps reduce your risk of potentially serious eye injuries that could lead to vision loss.

Helmets and face shields can provide additional protection from eye injuries. Wear a face shield or helmet if you participate in athletic activities with increased eye injury risks.

Routine Eye Exams

Set up a sports vision eye exam before you start playing sports. This exam can help determine if you need corrective eyeglasses to see clearly, which can help you stay safe while playing sports. These exams can check your depth perception, ocular alignment, hand-eye coordination, and other factors affecting athletic ability. Our optometrist can conduct this exam to evaluate your vision and eyes.

Visit Us for Sports Vision Services in Pensacola, FL

If you need new glasses or eye protection for sports, contact Fifty Dollar Eye Guy at (850) 434-6387 or (850) 435-4285 for an appointment with our eye doctor. We have two locations in Pensacola, FL, for your convenience. Our optometrist can conduct an eye exam and provide additional sports eye safety information.