Safety eyewear – protect your eyes in sports

The importance of safety eyewear for sports to protect your eyes cannot be understated. Protecting your eyes with specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses is something which kids and adults alike should consider whenever we participate in sports. Wearing specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses should be a part of every child’s and adult’s sports bag regardless of the sport they are playing.  Unfortunately, we seldom think about the accidental dangers until something like the recent sport news hits us between the eyes.

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According to news reports that aired in most cities across America, Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was watching a spring training game while standing against the railing on the top step of the dugout.  A foul ball hit Salazar in the face and knocked him unconscious into the dugout. He was not protecting his eyes by wearing safety eyewear and it was a freak accident no doubt. Luckily for him, there were medics around and he was immediately airlifted to a hospital where doctors battled to help save him and his eye.  Unfortunately a few days later the baseball manager lost his eye.

The 54-year-old Salazar was hit by an errant foul ball while he was merely watching his players from a distance. He was not (in some people’s minds) even an active participant in the game standing away from the action. While a freak accident, things like this unfortunately happen in many sports. Line drives go directly back at the pitcher, soccer players get elbows in the face, basketball players get bumped and shoved, tennis players get tennis balls skimming off the net or a partner’s racquet – anything can happen. Protecting one’s vision is in my opinion something that should not be taken lightly. In a matter of seconds, accidents happen.  Wearing specially designed sports frames and polycarbonate impact resistant lenses is an easy and cost effective way to prevent and minimize eye damage from accidents in sports. Though not foolproof, they are designed to protect your eyes by dissipating the impact around and away from the eye.

Do me a favor, protect your eyes so that we don’t read about you in the media for the wrong reasons.