How to Prevent Sports Related Eye Injuries
During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
April is Sports Eye Safety awareness month. Each year in the United States, more than 100,000 eye injuries are estimated to be sports related, according to the National Eye Institute. Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness in children and most eye injuries among kids aged 11 to 14 occur while playing sports. Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats a sports related eye injury. With statistics like these, raising awareness about how to prevent sports related injuries is crucial.