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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eyewear for Sports Eye Protection

Wearing proper protective eyewear for sports can go a long way to decrease the risk of eye injuries for adults and children who are athletes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that more than 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports every year with more than 90% of these sports eye injuries being preventable by wearing protective eyewear. The types and scope of eye injuries can include relatively routine corneal abrasions, bruises and contusions of the eyelids-and rather severe eye injuries including inner eye bleeding and retinal detachments. These types of sports eye injuries can result in catastrophic vision loss as well as dramatic lifestyle impairment.

Today, there is specially designed protective eyewear that provides good eye protection for most sports, including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, fencing, paintball, water polo, golf and others. Frame designs must offer proper protection and eyeglass lenses made from polycarbonate materials must be used to provide the highest level of impact protection so that they can withstand a ball or other projectile traveling at 90 miles per hour. These types of protective eyewear, when properly fitted protective eyewear will not interfere with sports performance and serves to help maintain eye safety, health and vision. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection.

If you or someone you know has questions or would like help in selecting, fitting or choosing sports protective eyeglasses, please call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit TheEye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter to schedule an appointment.

The EyeCare & Surgery Center is staffed by a team of Board Certified NJ Ophthalmologists who are subspecialty Fellowship trained New Jersey eye surgeons, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, surgery for cataracts, intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery including eyelid surgery and facial and skin rejuvenation as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

The Eye Care & Surgery Center is a leading New Jersey eye care practice with offices at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830