Why is Sports Eye Safety Month Important?
Did you know that roughly 100,000 individuals are injured due to a sports related accident? Roughly 13,500 of these injuries leads to permanent vision loss. April is dedicated to enlightening athletes and individuals about the importance of protecting the eyes, as well as wearing protective eye wear when playing sports.
- Roughly about 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable by wearing the proper eye gear.
Ways to protect your eyes:
- Wear proper eye wear correctly when necessary
- Make sure you have the correct eye protection for the specific sport
- Schedule your routine eye exams with your eye doctor
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