The school year has kicked off for just about everyone, not to mention the start-up of football. Fittingly, September marks the month of Sports Eye Safety. While many of us are aware of sports-related injuries, what you may not be aware of is that eye injuries account for a large amount of those injuries.
According to our pals at preventblindness.org, annually, more than 25,000 people seek medical attention due to a sports-related eye injury. A third of those 25,000 injuries happen to children, the majority of them occurring in water-related sports, martial arts, boxing, basketball, baseball/softball, football, and soccer. So, just about every single sport you can think of, there’s a risk of getting an eye injury.
The good news in all of this is about 90% of these eye injuries can be prevented with use of protective eyewear. Many sports incorporate elements of this concept into their uniforms, the most common being helmets and masks. One huge issue in all of this, however, is corrective eyewear. Glasses can be a problem for many aspiring athletes, young and old. Luckily, we have a simple fix to this nuisance. Head to njoyvision.com/schedule to schedule a FREE Consultation with one of our doctors. We’ll discuss your options, determine whether or not you are a LASIK candidate, and get you back in the game in no time!