Eye Safety and Trauma
With Spring and Summer fast approaching, eye
safety becomes of major importance. During this time of year, eye injuries from all causes are on the rise. And although most
eye injuries are minor and have a low potential for permanent injury or severe damage, avoiding injury in the first place
is still the key to prevention of serious eye injuries.
The use of appropriate protective eyewear is the starting point for the prevention of eye injuries. Kids participating
in sports should use suitable protective eyewear for that sport.
For sports with low potential for eye injury, normal eyewear with impact resistant lenses are more than sufficient
for protection. Kids involved in sports which involve high velocity objects will need specialized protective eyewear. This
may consist of impact resistant lenses in special sports frames, impact resistant shields attached to helmets, or cages attached
Although protective eyewear can't prevent all eye injuries, many injuries which would be severe or vision threatening
can be minimized through the use of appropriate eye protection.