With thousands of eye injuries each year directly related to sports injuries, it is important to take all precautionary measures to protect your eyes when hitting the field, court, or gym.
When we send our kids off to play football, we make sure their helmet is on tight and their pads are firmly in place. No soccer enthusiast is on the field without his or her shin guards, and a hockey game without a face mask is practically unheard of. Why is it, then, that we’re so lax about providing our children – and, when necessary, ourselves – with the appropriate protective eyewear?
It’s that time again – your prescription has changed, you broke a lens or you are simply looking to change up your style with a new set of frames. Whatever the case may be, you are in need of a new pair of eyeglasses. But, the search for that perfect pair is not always an easy one to conduct. It takes time to find the right style and the right fit at the right price. At Illinois Eye Center, we understand that everyone has different visual and lifestyle needs, and we are committed to providing each and every individual with the tools to find their perfect pair.
More than 40,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year, so it’s no surprise that September has been designated Sports Eye Safety Month. For all of you sport enthusiasts out there: there’s no need to panic. 90 percent of serious eye injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective eyewear.