Asheville is an outdoor city. At any time, you will find Asheville residents wandering in the woods along thousands of miles of hiking trails, zipping past trees along hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails, or paddling and floating down one of our many clear, fast-flowing rivers or streams. Western North Carolinians are health-conscious people as well, committed to taking care of their bodies. At Asheville Vision Associates, we want to make sure that your eyes receive the same level of care, so you can carry on enjoying the beautiful wonders of our area.
In order to keep your eyes healthy, in addition to proper nutrition and regular eye exams, it is vital to practice eye safety techniques. Whether you’re shredding the trail or playing your favorite sport, proper eye safety techniques can save you from a headache in the future.
Eye Safety Asheville, NC
We wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and more for a variety of sports and outdoor activities, but often forget to protect our eyes, even though they are vulnerable to blunt trauma, penetration injuries, and overexposure to UV light. We recommend wearing appropriate eye protection for a variety of sports, including but not limited to:
- Mountain Biking and Cycling: Protect from UV, flying bugs and debris.
- Snowboarding or Skiing: Debris and light reflecting off snow
- Swimming/Water Sports: Chemicals and floating debris
- Lacrosse, Archery, and Tennis: UV light and unseen debris
- Baseball: UV light from often staring toward the sun
Protect your eyes now will pay dividends later. Even if you have 20/20 vision now, it can be affected by the way to use and guard your eyes. One of the most important steps you can take to ensure eye safety is to schedule regular eye exams. Asheville Vision Associates is your trusted eye doctor in Buncombe County. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam and find out more ways you can protect your eyes.