SPORTS EYE SAFETY
Wayward balls, overenthusiastic stick checks, flying arms during defensive plays – eye injuries are all too common in sports. Basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer are some of the highest-risk sports and present a significant need for proper eye safety. While wearing the right helmets or goggles can counter more than 90% of these injuries, 97% of schools don’t have a policy about protective eyewear, according to the American Optometric Association. Just as bike helmets have likely become routine in your family, so too should wearing prescription safety glasses or other appropriate protective eyewear before getting on the court, field, or ice.