Are you the parent of a student-athlete? Or are you athletic? Protecting our eyes is important daily but sports eye injuries are more and more pervasive. Thank goodness for The Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries, an organization that seeks to educate and advocate eye health through their membership of physicians and other eye care professionals.
Visit their site for the following resources:
Fast Facts – Here’s a fact I found interesting.
“The following sports are considered a high-to-moderate risk of eye injury: Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Hockey, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo, Football, Air Rifle, BB Gun, Paintball, Boxing, Martial Arts, Cricket, Squash, Racquetball, Fencing, Badminton, Fishing and Golf.”
Check out the Coalition but in the meantime here are some tips to follow:
Identify CERTIFIED safety eyewear for your sport of choice and make a purchase. HERE is a list.
If your child’s team has not done so, work with the coaches to schedule an eye safety clinic.
Find an eye safety specialist in your area that can give you helpful information on protecting your eyesight during sports activity.
Read over The Coalition’s site and use that LOCATOR to find sports eye injury specialists in your area. Oh yes, please read over those facts in order to become better informed.