Patient Education – Sports Safety Month

May 1, 2016 | Eye Health, Uncategorized

Ah, summer! As the flowers bloom, warm weather and outside activities occupy our days. Although enjoyable, summer is a prime time for eye injury.

Prevent Blindness offers these tips for eye safety.

  • Wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports or basketball. In order to be assured that your eyes are protected, it is important that any eye guard or sports protective eyewear is labeled as ASTM F803 approved. This eyewear is performance tested to give you the highest levels of protection.
  • Use batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields for youth baseball.
  • Use helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey.
  • Know that regular glasses don’t provide enough protection

Please download this information to use as handouts to your patients, or content on your website.