September is Sports Eye Safety Month
September is the time to observe and raise awareness for Sports Eye Safety Month. Eye injuries suffered while participating in recreational sports are a leading cause of eye-related visits to emergency rooms. Permanent significant visual loss can occur from these injuries.
Any participant in recreational sports who suffers an eye injury, has an eye disease, or had eye surgery should discuss with their eye doctor when they can safely return to their sport and what precautions they should take. A common sense approach to the real eye risks inherent in sports activities can make participants safer and minimize the chances of losing their precious eyesight.
Sports Eye Safety Month Sponsor: American Academy of Ophthalmology
To learn more, visit http://www.aao.org