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Sport Injuries Are Leading Cause Of Youth Blindness

Monday, August 8th, 2011

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According to the National Eye Institute, sports related eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. It is estimated that 90% of sports related eye injuries can be prevented with special protective eyewear; ordinary eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses do not qualify as protective eyewear.

Sports with the most eye related injuries:

  • baseball (the #1 risk for those 14 and under)
  • basketball (the #1 risk for those between 15 and 24)
  • boxing
  • hockey
  • paintball
  • raquetball
  • softball
  • squash

By Dr. Cook, O.D.