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Sports Eye Safety

27 Apr, 2021 |

When playing your favorite sport, protecting your body from injuries should be a top priority. Many athletes protect their legs and hands but forget to cover the most crucial body part that enables them to maneuver around the field and their opponents, the eyes. At North Bay Eye Associates in Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa, we help our athletes by providing the best protective eyewear.

Which Sports Require Eye Protection?

Sports eye safety matters a lot, regardless of whether you play a more or less risky sport. Even less-contact sports like badminton can still lead to eye injuries. Some sports like hockey, swimming, football, baseball, fencing, and skiing raise significant concerns. If you play any of these sports, we encourage you to wear special goggles or masks in addition to your average safety gear.

To be more effective, your eyewear should be made from a strong material that is resistant to breaking, especially under extreme circumstances. For this reason, our optometrists advise you to wear polycarbonate goggles. These can be worn over other glasses or be customized to match your vision preferences.

Which Eyewear Suits Your Sport?

It is essential to consider the intensity of your sport's activities before seeking optometry services for any sports eyewear. Each game has a special requirement for goggles and glasses. For example, the equipment you may need while playing soccer may differ from that worn while playing hockey. Our team will help you choose the right protective gear for your eyes. We consider the standards of the respective sports associations while recommending any sports eye safety equipment.

Contact Us for Optical Care in Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sonoma, or Santa Rosa

At North Bay Eye Associates, we value the sports eye safety of each athlete. That's why we are here to help you find the best protective gear for you. Contact us today to find out how we help patients with our sports vision care. Avoid eye injuries today by visiting our optometrists at our Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sonoma, or Santa Rosa locations for quality vision and eye care.

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