Items Tagged ‘eye protection’

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

April 19, 2018

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

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More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent study found that about 30,000 people in the U.S. went to an emergency department with a sports-related eye injury, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. Three sports accounted for almost half of all injuries: […]

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Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

April 19, 2017

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

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Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory.1 In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in […]

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Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

March 28, 2017

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

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On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), blurry vision, comprehensive eye exam, eye, eye discomfort, eye disease, eye exam, eye health history, eye ijury, eye protection, eye strain, eyewear


5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

July 6, 2016

5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

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Sunscreen is often the first thing people reach for in the summer when they go outside to enjoy the longer, warmer days. But when safeguarding against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook another important area: their eyes. In support of UV Safety Month in July, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institute, eye protection, JAMA Ophthalmology, ophthalmology, protective sunglasses, solar retinopathy, sun exposure, sunglasses, UCLA Stein Eye, ultraviolet rays, uv protection