Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eye Safety When Exercising and Playing Sports

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David Hurcombe O.DBoard Certified Optometrist, achieved his doctorate at the University of Houston College of Optometry

If you are into sports and suffer from a defect of vision there might be a few question marks regarding the safety of your eyes. For example, are glasses or contact lenses preferred? Or what risks do I expose myself to by wearing glasses? To help you out we have collected a few tips and pointers regarding what there is to think about.

Contact Sports

This is perhaps quite obvious, but glasses are totally out of the question when it comes to contact sports. Glasses will not only disturb much of your movement – they will also be dangerous to wear. Generally your only option here is contact lenses but it is not always easy to know what type of lenses to wear for contact sports. Make sure that you get soft contact lenses as they will fit you comfortably and they will also stand the best chance of staying in your eyes if you were to get hit. Another tip that we can give you is only purchasing soft daily contacts as they are easy to replace if you were to lose a pair while playing.


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