Sports equipment and clothing are holiday gifts that are sure to be appreciated by the active people on your list. But along with jerseys, shoes, and sporting gear, don’t forget the most important gift of all—the gift of good vision.
With all the attention being paid to concussions and joint injuries in football, it’s easy to overlook the importance of eye protection. While helmets and faceguards are much improved these days, they don’t always provide the protection needed to prevent eye injuries, especially when it comes to contact sports. Continue reading →
It’s that time of year - hockey season! This means new equipment, excited kids and unfortunately, the increased potential for eye injuries. Keeping kids safe while playing sports is a serious obligation and especially when it comes to their eyes, something that cannot be overlooked.
Sports can be a lot of fun for kids. They’re a great form of exercise, they teach youngsters teamwork and a healthy sense of competition, and give them a chance to make new friends.
Yet there’s no denying that playing sports can be dangerous if you don’t take certain precautions. Every year, more than 30,000 children sustain severe sports eye injuries while enjoying their favorite athletic activities, according to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Here are some facts about sports eye injuries to consider, and some precautions you can take: