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Protective Eyewear Prevents Eye Injuries In Sports

Wearing protective goggles in sports is important, says optometrist Noah Shriber of Gordon Optical in Lexington, Massachusetts, because over 600,000 eye injuries occur in sports each year, 90 percent of which could be prevented had the proper protecive eye-wear been worn.

Contact Lenses Or Protective Goggles If Wearing Helmet With Face Shield?

For helmets with visors or face shields, contact lenses are better than protective eyewear because they don't fog up when an athlete sweats or plays in humid conditions, but it is important to ask your child's eye doctor if they are old enough for contacts, says optometrist Noah Shriber.

How To Keep Goggles From Fogging? The Answer May Surprise You

Looking for a way to keep your kids' sports goggles from fogging? While there are lots of anti-fogging products on the market, says optometrist Noah Shriber, the best one may already be in your shower.

Buying Sport Goggles: Make Sure Your Child Likes Them First

There are three factors to consider when selecting protective eye-wear/sport goggles for your child,  optician Noah Shriber  tells MomsTeam's Angela Ruggiero.

Eye Safety in Sports

Here are some important tips parents need to know about preventing eye injuries and first-aid for eye injuries if they occur.

Mouth Guards: Daily Sanitizing Between Uses Urged

Mouthguards become highly contaminated with bacteria, yeast and mold with use and should be sanitized in an antimicrobrial solution between uses, recommends a new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University.

Sport-Specific Eyewear Reduces Injury Risk

As part of its EyeSmartTM campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents that the only way to prevent a sports-related eye injury is for athletes to wear appropriate, sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional.

Eye Injuries in Sports: Common But Preventable

There are more than 100,000 sports-related eye injuries every year with 42,000 requiring emergency care.  90 percent of those injuries could be prevented just by wearing the proper eye protection. Why, then, do only 15 percent of children consistently wear the recommended protective eyewear?

Mouth Guards Need Regular Replacement

Mouth guards shold be replaced every 14 days, or earlier if they develop sharp or jagged edges, because they can cause mouth cuts and abrasions which expose an athlete to an increased risk of bacterial, yeast and fungal infection.

Fireworks Safety Tips

July is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and through its EyeSmartTM campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals.
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