Playing Defense: Preventing Sports-Related Eye Injuries
News // Apr 02 2019
New research shows that about 30,000 people in the United States go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind the public that the right protective eyewear is the best defense against eye injury.
“Wear protective eyewear FULL TIME, but especially with any sporting activity, for any individuals who have poor vision in one eye to reduce the risk of injuring their good/better seeing eye which could lead them with low/no vision in both eyes.” Jennifer Larson, MD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, said.
To learn more ways to keep your eyes healthy, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart® website.