If you play tennis or plan to learn how, it’s time to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist. At an optical center in Chicago, you can learn about the specific risks associated with tennis, including eye injuries that may cause vision loss. Your ophthalmologist can recommend protective eyewear specifically for tennis. He or she will ensure that your eyewear fits you properly for maximum protection.
For more tips on eye care and injury prevention, watch this video. The eye doctor featured here explains that the polycarbonate lenses found in protective eyewear can block projectiles such as tennis balls, even when these objects are traveling at up to 90 miles per hour. She also discusses the importance of ultraviolet (UV) protection to guard against cataracts, lesions, and tumors.