Better Safe Than Sidelined – Proper Eye Protection in Sports

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Everyday Eye Wear is Not Protective Eye Wear

It is important to consider wearing proper eyewear when participating and competing in sports. Studies show that individuals suffer approximately 40,000 sports related eye injuries each year. Remarkably, 90 percent of these injuries could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear. Most of these sports related eye injuries occur in children.

Glasses made for everyday use are not built to the same protective standards as those specifically designed for sports and can even cause serious damage to the eyes and face. Everyday glasses can break or shatter, putting the athlete at even greater risk. There is an ever-increasing number of options that allow you to choose the best protection for your specific sport.

Read more about the prevention of sports related eye injuries on the Vision Source website by clicking on the links below. There are several informative articles on the vision source blog that can help you, your children and your athletes stay in the game by taking the proper precautions.

Prevent Sports-Related Eye Injuries (

Get In The Game, Protect Your Eyes (

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