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Protect your eyes while playing pickles.

Pickleball requires you to maintain your eye on the ball, but be certain that your eyes are protected. A report published online by the journal December 14, 2023 the attention Warns that pickleball and other racquet sports can put people liable to eye injury.

Researchers cited several sorts of pickle-related eye damage, comparable to corneal abrasions (scratching the surface of the attention), retinal tears or detachments, Berlin's edema (damage to the outer layers of the retina, lack of vision for several hours). causing deficiency), and hyphema (bleeding). within the anterior chamber of the attention which might result in glaucoma). The risk of eye injury is higher in athletes with existing eye conditions comparable to dry eye disease and people who have undergone eye surgery.

According to the researchers, the mix of pickleball's high-speed motion and shut proximity between players increases the chance of the ball hitting the attention. The solution is straightforward and effective: wear protective, shatterproof eyewear while playing. Researchers recommend polycarbonate safety glasses, which give front and side coverage for optimal protection. However, sunglasses or regular glasses can even offer a layer of protection.

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