Items Tagged ‘protective eyewear’

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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Tags: corneal abrasions, Doheny Eye Institutes, emergency department, eye injuries, eye protection, internal bleeding, ophthalmologist, protective eyewear, retinal detachment, sports eye safety month, sports-related eye injury, UCLA Stein Eye


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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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, bleeding in the eye, Doheny Eye Institute, eye, eye care, eye protection, opththal, protective eyewear, sports-related eye injuries, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

December 12, 2016

Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

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With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course, you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some toys may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the […]

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Tags: airsoft guns, BB guns, blindness, cornea, emergency rooms, eye trauma, hyphema, ophthalmology, opthalmology, paintball guns, protective eyewear, retinal detachment


4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

August 17, 2016

4 Tips to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are ‘Grade A’ this school year

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With back-to-school time approaching, parents will be scrambling to buy new supplies and clothes for their children. As they check off their list of to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The UCLA Stein […]

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Tags: amblyopia, American Academy of Ophthalmology, back to school, children’s eye health, crossed eyes, eye health, eye health history, eyestrain, headaches, lazy eye, nearsightedness, ophthalmologists