September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Month!
As students get ready for back to school, Prevent Blindness America, The Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries and Liberty Sport, Inc. support September as Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month for the second year in an effort to educate the public on the importance of wearing proper eye protection while playing sports.
Ask any player who has suffered through a debilitating eye injury, keeping them out of the game and off the court what they wish they had done to protect their eyes. Protective Eyewear is a simple step to protect vision, heighten visual clarity and keep your player in the game.
According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports. For all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports from impact of the ball, fist, and elbow
Parents should consult their eye doctor for protective eyewear recommendations before enrolling in any sport and understand that regular glasses do not protect from eye injuries. At least 90 out of 100 of eye injuries are preventable. As students head back to school and get their physicals before starting athletics, make sure an eye exam is on the list. Don’t be sidelined this season!
Designs For Eyes is an authorized Eye Injury Prevention Center. Stop in and receive $50 off your Liberty Sports package! Call 810.632.7444
1794 Old US 23, Howell, MI 48843
(Located in Hartland Town Center between Cromaine Crossroads Branch Library and Jet's Pizza)