Eye Safety & Sports
Fall has arrived and school is in full swing, with that comes fall sports. Protecting our kids eyes from sports related injuries can be overlooked, but it is one of the most common causes of eye injuries in children.
The top three most dangerous sports? Baseball, martial arts and basketball.
There are over 100,000 sports-related eye injuries per year, 42,000 of them end up in the ER and 13,500 of those injured go blind – 90% of these are preventable injuries by using proper eyewear.
The average cost of a basketball eye injury for a child under 15 is $3,996 – you could save over $3,00, and most likely more, by purchasing proper protective sports eyewear for your child.
To learn more about protective eyewear, schedule an appointment – we can help you discuss the best options for your child as well as fit them for protective gear.