Optic Topic

Children's eye safety

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of January 22, 2017

New research finds that sports-related eye injuries cause about 30,000 emergency room visits in the United States each year, and that sports eye injuries are the largest cause of vision loss in children. The incidence of these injuries peaks during adolescent years.

Researchers also found the top three causes of eye injuries among young males to be basketball (23%), baseball or softball (14%), and shooting air guns or paintball guns (12%). One-fifth of baseball-related injuries involve bone fractures around the eye’s orbit. Basketball injuries that result from elbowing also cause similar fractures. Clearly, children and adolescents need to wear sports eyewear that protects against such injuries and prevents vision loss that could damage any future ability to play sports.

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