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100,000 Sports-Related Eye Injuries Happen Every Year

This month we’re focusing on sports eye safety and how you can keep yourself (and your family) safe from eye injuries.

About 100,000 sports-related eye injuries happen every year and every 13 minutes an emergency room in the U.S. treats a sports-related eye injury.  Most eye injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.  These injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports.

The good news is that 90% of serious eye injuries are preventable.

Here’s what you can do to protect your eyes.

  • Wear protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses for sports such as basketball, soccer, field hockey and racquet sports.
  • Choose eye protection that has been tested to meet ASTM standards or pass the CSA racquet sports standard.
  • Remember that eye glasses are NOT sufficient protection. Consider the risk of flying debris or other objects during activities and wear appropriate eye protection.
  • Protective eyewear should be sport-specific and sit comfortably on the face.
  • If you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, always have a back-up form of vision correction during activities where you could lose or shatter a lens.

Our optical staff is trained to help you select protective eyewear (prescription and non-prescription) for all of your sporting needs.  We carry Liberty Sports, WileyX, Nike, Oakley, Harley Davidson and other brands to fit your active lifestyle!

We’d love to hear from you – connect with us on Facebook @VisionSourceMustang and tell us how you protect your eyes from sports-related injury!