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Goggles are also important when playing basketball. It is nice to know that the eyes are protected because the eyesight is one of the primary tools in playing the game. The eyes are the ones used in seeing where to turn to in passing the ball or even when going for that crucial 3-point shot.
While it is not the norm in professional basketball, except when there are certain eye injuries to attend to, to wear an eye-guard, those who loves to throw some hoops either in the neighborhood or in a gym might want to wear one for ultimate eye protection.
An effective eye-guard should feature high impact, one-piece shatterproof polycarbonate lenses that ensure ultimate eye protection. It should also have a curved shield design for maximum peripheral and excellent down vision and a shock absorbent brow bridge with padded nose-piece protector for ample nose protection. As playing basketball could be done outdoors or indoors, additional various colored lenses should also be made available to allow for optimum vision in all lighting conditions. For a more comfortable and custom fit, fully removable side pads should also be installed on the goggles.
An adjustable and washable head-strap and sweatbands should also be part of the ensemble, not only to hold the eye-guard in place but also to absorb the sweat around the eyes. To ensure that your eye-guard gets back to you once it gets lots, it should have an owner identification tag with it.
The perfect goggles' lenses should be coated for anti-scratch and anti-fog resistance. It should also be contained in a micro-fiber lens cleaning and protective storage pouch. This is to make sure that the goggle lasts a longer time by protecting it from wear and tear.
Aside from protecting the eyes, there is also another kind of goggle that could help an aspiring basketball player in his skills. This is a basketball dribble aid or what could be called training goggles.
This type of goggle should fit close to the face for a comfortable fit as well as to block all downward vision as this will teach an aspirant to look down the court without looking at the ball while dribbling. This will also help in developing fundamental skills in ball handling and will increase a player's court awareness.
Both types of goggles are important in ensuring the protection of the eyes. Though the other is used as a training aid, the wearer is also ensured that the goggle will protect his eyes from possible injuries that could result from too much rough-handling while doing the game.
So when you plan to shoot some serious hoops either indoors or outdoors, you might want to think twice in going there with your eyes unprotected. Be sure to wear goggles so you not only enjoy the game, you are also spared from being too cautious about your eyes.
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