Prevent Blindness America states sports and recreational activities cause more than 40,000 eye injuries each year. Experts also agree that 90% of these injuries are preventable. Protective eyewear is available for basketball, baseball, soccer, bicycling, paintball and more. Any activity with flying objects or fingers that can poke and jab pose a threat to the eye.
Children’s sport teams often do not require eye protection to participate so parents must be proactive in protecting their children’s eyes. But proper fit is just as important as wearing protective eyewear in the first place.
Dr. Alton Rossman and staff at West Salem Vision Center are experts when it comes to sports and recreational protective eyewear. They are happy to answer your questions and help you and your child find a style that fits.
Make an appointment to protect both your and your children’s eyes. Call us at 503.779-2119.