Did you know that every 13 minutes an emergency room treats an eye injury? Or that water and pool activities are the cause of more eye injuries than any other sport? Or that health club activities caused an estimated 1,278 eye injuries in 2013? Prevent Blindness recently released a chart of sports-related eye injuries by sport, broken down by age groups, and the results may surprise you.
In March 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology published an infographic that explains how dangerous and costly sports injuries to the eye can be, both for adults and children.
These statistics support Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month – both celebrated in the month of September – encouraging adults and kids to wear eye protection during indoor and outdoor activities.
Have fun, be safe! Don’t be a statistic! 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable! Protect your eyes and your vision simply by wearing eye protection! Regular eye glasses don’t provide the protection you need, so in addition to safety glasses, All About Eyes offers prescription safety eyewear so you can enjoy your favorite sport while keeping your eyes safe. Give us a call at (609) 653-9933 or stop by our office to see our line of stylish eyewear designed with safety in mind.