Keeping an eye on the ball, maybe a little too literally

April is a busy month in the US. It’s National Financial Literacy Month, African American Women’s Fitness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Jewish-American Heritage Month, National Autism Awareness Month, and for the purposes of this post, it’s also Sports Eye Safety Month. Really. And for good reason.

Every year more than 40,000 Americans injure their eyes while playing a sport or doing some kind of recreational activity. A third of those are school-aged children. The good news is that according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests almost all of these injuries could have been prevented if the person involved had been wearing the right eye protection. [Read more…]