September 13, 2010
Every year there are over 40,000 eye injuries due to sports in the United States. Baseball accounts for many injuries in children between the ages of 6 and 14 years. In children ages 15-24 eye injuries can be caused by basketball. It is estimated that most if these injuries might be prevented with the use of protective eyewear. Some states have become very proactive in working to avert eye injuries due to sports activities by requiring protective eyewear for children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. These are known as sports goggles and are made with lenses that are shatterproof. “ I made an appointment with our optometrist to discuss protective eyewear for my son who wants to play sports at school this fall”, says Karen of Customer Service at General Vision Services. If you or your child participates in sports activities, ask your optometrist about protective eyewear during your next eye appointment.
“Call 1-800 VISION-1 for a General Vision Service location near you.”
About Us GVS is the largest third party optical administrator in the New York area serving over 5 million union members. For more information see www.generalvision.com or e-mail Ken Levin at KenL@gvs.bz.