Sports Eye Safety

Every day, athletes suffer from eye injuries. While you’ll often hear about the importance of wearing a helmet, you might not always hear about how to preserve your vision. At Meridian Eye Care in Yankton, SD, we take sports eye safety seriously. Read on to learn more about caring for your eyes while playing sports.

Sports Eye Safety

Which Sports Are Risky for Eye Health?

It is easy to accidentally get poked or hit in the eyes during most sports. However, you’ll find that any sport that involves projectiles has a high risk of giving you eye injuries. If you sustain an eye injury, contact our eye doctor at your earliest convenience.

What Are Common Sports Eye Safety Rules?

Make sure to always mention to your optometrist that you’ve taken up a new sport. They’ll be able to help you create a plan to protect your vision that applies specifically to the risks that are involved. However, there are a few general guidelines to follow for protecting your sports vision. For instance, wearing protective eyewear can keep dirt, gravel, and other hazardous materials away from your eyes. Depending upon your sport, you might also need to wear protective face shields to prevent eye injuries. 

What Else Can I Do to Improve My Sports Vision?

Experiencing poor vision out on the field can make it harder to avoid injuries to your face. It might also be hard to protect yourself from a blow to the eyes if you can’t see a ball hurling towards your face. Make sure to go for regular vision exams that can help your eye doctor know when it is time to update your prescription for glasses and protective eyewear. You might even notice a difference in how well you play once you achieve better vision. 

Protect Your Vision During Sports

Playing sports helps to promote good blood flow to your eyes, which helps to preserve your vision. Now, take the next step by scheduling an appointment with our team at Meridian Eye Care in Yankton, SD. We’ll help to make sure that you have top-notch vision while playing your favorite sport. Call us today at (605) 665-8688 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. 

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Hours of Operation

Yankton Office

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Yankton Office

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed