Sports Eye Injuries Are A Serious Threat to Children’s Vision


According to the National Eye Institute, every 13 minutes an emergency room in the US treats a sports-related eye injury. Eye injuries from sports may include infection, corneal abrasions, blunt trauma, inflamed iris, fracture of the eye socket, swollen or detached retinas or a traumatic cataract. In the worst cases, some injuries may result in permanent vision loss. New data shows that there are more eye injuries due to basketball than any other sport.

Fortunately, almost all sports eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Find out more about sports eye injury prevention and sport-specific eye protection recommendations at www.preventblindness.org/sportseye safety.



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