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Taking Vision for Granted

POSTED ON February 20, 2009

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For those of you who follow sports, you have likely seen that Amar’e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns underwent surgery for a detached retina and will be out for 8 weeks.  Henry Abbott wrote about this and a few other athletes who have gone through a detached retina on his espn.com blog. Most athletes fear injury, but most of those injuries thankfully do not affect vision.  Most are sprains, tears, dislocations and breaks of various body parts.  For anyone who has had ...

For those of you who follow sports, you have likely seen that Amar’e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns underwent surgery for a detached retina and will be out for 8 weeks.  Henry Abbott wrote about this and a few other athletes who have gone through a detached retina on his espn.com blog.

Most athletes fear injury, but most of those injuries thankfully do not affect vision.  Most are sprains, tears, dislocations and breaks of various body parts.  For anyone who has had a visual impairment due to injury or otherwise, it can have a lasting effect on an athlete and something that can greatly impact his or her ability to produce results.

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The good news is that there have been many improvements over the years in terms of protective athletic eyewear.  Most people think of eyewear strictly for its ability to protect your eyes from the sun and glare (which is also very important) but it is also very useful for physical protection from another athlete’s inadvertent finger or any other item that can catch you in the eye.  Two of the most famous sunglass/athletic eyewear brands that we carry at Doctor Tavel Family Eye Care are Rudy Project and Liberty, which makes the RecSpecs brand.  Whether you have children playing sports or whether you ride your bike, there are a number of options for athletic protection of your eyes.

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