Protective Eyewear for When You Really Need It
Different types of sports and activities have different levels of risk. In the US, nearly 30,000 eye injuries treated in emergency rooms are sports-related. However, 90% of all serious eye injuries could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear.
Regular eyeglasses do not provide proper protection and can, in some cases, make an injury worse if they shatter. One study found that basketball was the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the US, followed by baseball, softball, airsoft rifles, pellet guns, racquetball, and hockey.