Did you know that more than 40,000 sports-related occur in the United States each year? And more than one third of those victims are children? (American Academy of Opthamalogy).
“Athletes need to use protective eyewear because eye injuries can be devastating,” Dr. Alberto Martinez, a clinical correspondent for the AAO, says.
“Eye injuries are one of the leading causes of visual impairment in children. The injuries range from abrasions of the cornea and bruises of the lids to internal eye injuries, such as retinal detachments and internal bleeding. Unfortunately, some of these young athletes end up with permanent vision loss and blindness,” he said.
“The solution is simple, wear eye protection anytime you are playing sports, especially those that involve small balls at high velocity,” Martinez added.
I have to be honest with you. My kids didn’t wear protective eye wear. And we never had eye injuries. But we got lucky. And if I had it to do again, I’d try really hard to get my kids–at least while they are little–to wear protective eye wear.
Liberty Sport, who makes protective eyewear, sent me a couple samples of their “rec specs”. I would like to give away these two pairs, since my kids are grown, to two people.
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