If you or someone you know plays sports, you know they can be a lot of fun but the last thing you want to do is miss a game, especially if it’s because you’re hurt. That is why we should always follow the rules and wear the right safety gear.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has reported than more than 40% of eye injuries each year are related to sports or recreational activities which means an estimated 100,000 are hurt by sports-related injuries. About 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss.
In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds athletes everywhere that the great majority of sports-related eye injuries can be avoided by simply wearing the proper protection.
Different activities and sports have different levels of risk for eye injury. Make sure that you’re using the right kind of eye protection for each activity. This spring, act for eye safety!