Sports Eye Care: What Your Williston Optometry Center Wants You to Know
Eye care is especially important for athletes, and eye injuries are all too common amongst sports enthusiasts of all ages. On average, 25,000 people need treatment for sports related eye injuries each year. At our optometry center, Williston Optometry, our professional eye care team wants to help you stay safe while you participate in your favorite sports.
Keeping Your Eyes Safe
If required for your sport, wear high quality safety goggles. Regular glasses don’t provide enough protection from potential dangers to the eye. If you’d like, talk to our optometrist about the possibility of prescription sports glasses. While playing baseball or softball, be sure to wear a helmet. When playing football, hockey, or other full contact sports, be sure to wear a face mask at all times. If you get hit in the eye, it’s always a good idea to get checked out by an optometry professional, even if you’re not sure that you’ve sustained an injury.
Sports Vision and EyeCare
Of course, if you rely on stellar visual acuity to play your sport, it’s a good idea to consider sports vision training in addition to other eye care precautions. During your sports vision assessment, our optometrist will check your visual acuity, eye alignment, visual processing speed, and other indicators of vision proficiency. With the information from these tests, we’ll work with you to create a plan to help you improve your game using sports vision training. Training may entail the use of tinted glasses, the use of training exercises to increase focus, and exercises to speed up your ability to process visual information.
Call Our Williston Optometry Center
Whether you’re dealing with a sports injury or just need your yearly vision exam, Williston Optometry is here to help. Call our office today at (802) 862-1947 to schedule your first appointment.