While September is officially Sports Eye Safety Month, we as optometrists should be embracing this conversation with our patients all year long. We have a significant role in preventing eye injuries to both children and adults who are playing sports both recreationally and competitively. According to Prevent Blindness America, every 13 minutes, an emergency room treats a sports-related eye injury. 43 percent of sports-related eye injuries are to children ages 14 and younger. This means a significant number of the patients we see every day are playing a sport recreationally or competitively, and we have a great opportunity to educate them on proper protection and safety.
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