We love sports. And we often insist that sports and fashion go together, sometimes to our own detriment.
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We wear helmets to protect our heads and pads and braces to protect our bones and joints, so why not take the extra step to protect our eyes? We take extra steps to prevent concussions, broken bones, bruises, and chipped teeth, but what do we do to prevent the possibility of permanent vision loss, a scratched cornea, or fractured eye socket?
Broken bones and bruises will heal, but a serious eye injury can put you on the disabled list from your favorite sport for the rest of your life.
How Do I Protect My Eyes While Playing Sports?
The ways in which an unprotected eye may be injured in a sporting event are too numerous to count. But the ways in which we can protect our eyes are simple and straightforward. It is especially important that children who are learning to coordinate or who have low skill levels wear protective eye gear. To reduce the risk of a serious eye injury, the following precautions should be taken when playing.