There is a rising concern among the ophthalmologists lately is that about eye injury. If you are a sportsperson we are sure that you must know that you are in the danger zone.
Apart from the sports personalities we, who go out in the sun for our day to day work, are exposed to a lot of UV rays which also affects our eyes greatly. Now here is an excerpt which warns you about eye injuries.
According to The Vision Council, each year there are more than 38,000 sports-related eye injuries in the United States. What percentage does the council say could be prevented?
Ninety percent of sports-related eye injuries could have been prevented by taking proper precautions including protective eyewear, The Vision Council says. Protective eyewear often includes lenses made from polycarbonate material, a type of plastic that is impact-resistant.
Sports enthusiasts — athletes and spectators alike — are spending time outdoors on athletic fields, tracks and golf courses — placing the eyes at risk for sports-related eye injuries and potential damage from the harmful effects of the sun.
Beyond the physical risks of sports-related eye injuries, the invisible threat from the sun's ultraviolet rays can be just as damaging to the eyes. Photochromic lenses are an ideal everyday lens choice that is clear indoors and at night and automatically darkens outdoors to reduce glare and improve contrast — protecting the eyes by blocking 100 percent of UV rays.
Dr. Larry Lampert, a sports vision specialist, offers top five tips to keep your eyes at the top of their game:
• Visit your eyecare professional regularly to receive a complete examination and keep your eyes in top performing shape.
• Consider photochromic, shatterproof lenses, such as Transitions.
• Even when the weather is cloudy or cold, the sun's rays are always present. Always wear your protective eyewear outdoors to reduce glare and block UV rays year-round.
• Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day to hydrate the body and eyes.
• Maintain an "eye healthy" and balanced diet high in beta-carotene found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and leafy green vegetables.
We hope the advices you will keep in mind from next time you get under the sun while you go for your office.
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