September: Sports Eye Safety Awareness

September 13, 2016

 

....Having the proper eye wear is an important part of your sports gear.

 

We exclusively carry Liberty Sport rec specs, and sunglasses that are rated for safety requirements for all sports.

 

According to a 2015 report by Prevent Blindness of America, over 31,000 sports-related eye injuries requiring costly emergency room care occur annually. The actual number is probably much higher if injuries treated in private physician offices were included. The report shows that the top sports-related eye injuries by sport are Basketball, Water and Pool Activities, Guns and Baseball/Softball.

 

As sports participation continues to grow and new "extreme sports” gain in popularity, the number of athletes who suffer eye injuries has the potential to grow considerably. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries since their athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, balance, reaction time and speed) are still developing. However, under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eye wear.

 

Mention this blog post to save 20% on Liberty Sport protective eye wear all month long.

 

 

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