4 Reasons to Wear Sports Goggles

  
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May 01, 2017, by Bard Optical

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Summer sports are starting up across the world and as with any competition, safety is a top priority. For those that love the rush they get from sports, but have less than perfect eyesight, sports goggles are a necessity. Some may say they look unsightly or get in the way, but that is entirely untrue, and these are four reasons why:

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1. Goggles Protect Your Eyes

It may seem like they can't do all that much, but sports goggles can protect your eyes. Imagine a fastball, 90 M.P.H., that the pitcher just couldn’t keep a handle on. It zips into the plate, but it's high and inside. Way too high, too far inside. The batter just went from being on the offensive to being in serious hot water in a split second. If a pitch like that hits them, it could incur some serious damage. But, with goggles to protect the eyes, the batter can save themselves and their eyesight a world of trouble, mitigating the damage and potentially saving their vision.  

2. Goggles Can Keep Your Vision Sharp

Eyesight is mandatory for just about every summer sport on the planet, and for those that need to wear glasses, this can make some sports difficult. They may choose to sacrifice good vision for the chance to play without breaking their glasses, but there’s a simpler solution. Sports goggles can keep your vision clear, without the potential to break or hold you back from playing the sports you love. By using them, you can go all out from the start, with no worries.

3. Goggles Look Fashionable 

It’s become a stigma to some people that sports goggles look dumb on the field and that they aren’t worth the social negativity associated with them. However, that’s just a lie they tell themselves so that they don’t have to look bad in front of people. The truth of the matter is that there are loads of different makes and models, to the point that some don’t even look like goggles anymore. There are plenty that actually look very stylish and mesh with whatever uniform is being used. You can look cool and stay safe at the same time. 

4. Goggles Protect Against the Sun

Summer sports are practiced and played outside under the sun, save for extenuating circumstances. This means that players are under the sun for hours on end, which can be potentially harmful to their eyes if the exposure is long and frequent. Using sports goggles reduces the risk of sun damage and can help you maintain good vision that much longer.

 

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