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Prevent Blindness Names September Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has declared September to be Sports Eye Safety Awareness to encourage the use of proper eye protection while playing sports.

According to the National Eye Institute, every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the U.S. treats a sports-related eye injury. The top five sports with the most eye injuries include basketball, water and pool activities and the use of guns (air, gas, spring and BB), baseball, softball and football, and according to estimates by Prevent Blindness, more than 6,000 Americans suffer from eye injuries while playing basketball.

Sports-related eye injuries can include infection, corneal abrasions, blunt trauma, inflamed iris, fracture of the eye socket, swollen or detached retinas or a traumatic cataract. In the worst cases, some injuries may result in permanent vision loss.

For more information, visit the Prevent Blindness dedicated webpage.

Source: Vision Monday


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