Protective Goggles Prevent Most Eye Injuries in Sports

As many as 9 out of 10 of all sports-related eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear.  Here are some tips on buying protective goggles for your child.

Eye Protection is Essential for All Athletes

Through its EyeSmartTM campaign the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports every year so it is important for athletes to wear appropriate, sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional.

Football Helmet Faceshields Reduce Eye Injuries

Researchers have determined that the two most popular brands of football helmet faceshields can withstand a hit equivalent to a kick in the face and provide that protection without disrupting players' vision.  The faceshields' protective potential bolsters an argument favoring mandatory use of the shields for college-age football players and younger.

Safety Goggles Can Prevent Most Eye Injuries in Youth Basketball

Eye injuries in youth basketball are common.  Nine out of 10 eye injuries in youth basketball are preventable if a child wears safety goggles.  Here's what to look for when buying goggles for your child.

Sports-Related Eye Injuries Common, Preventable

Shatterproof goggles and face shields can reduce the number of eye injuries in children playing in sports such as baseball, basketball and other sports

Protective Eyewear Reduces Eye Injuries

The most effective treatment for sports-related eye injuries is prevention. Wearing protective eyewear may prevent as many as 90% of all eye injuries.  That's why many experts want protective eyewear to be mandatory for children playing sports.
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