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Eye Protection for Sports Enthusiasts

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 11/26/2017 - 04:29

Eye ProtectionSports enthusiasts know how important vision is to competitive play.  Safety glasses, therefore, are vital for eye protection when playing sports or engaging in vigorous outdoor activities.  Forty percent of all eye injuries in kids ages 11-14 come from sports, according to the National Eye Institute.  Sports is the leading cause of blindness in all kids.  Since 60% of kids 18 and under play in one or more organized sports, the experts at Saland Vision in Dallas encourage eye protection for kids and adults alike engaged in any sports.

Protective eyewear is guided by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  A variety of factors are used for determining standards, including impact resistance.  Sports goggles and sunglasses are available for a wide variety of prescriptions as well.

Whether adult or child, eye protection is critical to protect vision when engaged in activities that put the eyes at risk.  Visit our office for more information and to learn how you can protect your eyes from injury and damage with appropriate eye protection.