South Jersey Eye Associates | Eyecare & Eyewear
South Jersey Eye Associates | Eyecare & Eyewear

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for April.

April is Sports Eye Safety Month and our doctors at SJEA want to help you keep your eyes healthy anytime you are participating in sports activities. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are reported every year. Most of these eye injuries are preventable.

Eye protection is not only for prescription wearers, but for anyone active in sports. In fact, regular eyeglasses and contact lenses provide little or no protection and regular eyewear may even cause an eye injury when worn while participating in a sporting event.

To prevent injury, athletes are advised to wear eye protection that may include safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards designed for a particular sport and that meet American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM) standards.

Athletes also need to visit their eye doctor regularly for comprehensive eye care so that they can perform their best on the court or field with clear and healthy vision.

Contact SJEA today to learn more about sports eye safety to ensure you and your family has their best vision possible. We look forward to seeing you!