The ability to see can easily be taken for granted, and many people overlook proper eye protection when doing sports activity or simple activities at home. Sports and recreational activities account for more than 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States. About 90 percent of sports-related ocular injuries are considered preventable.
Fortunately, most eye injuries do not lead to permanent vision loss, although they can be very painful and can significantly affect your ability to function. On our next report, Harry reports on the causes of eye injuries and how they can be prevented. Due to the growing number of hospital visits caused by sports-related eye injuries in teens, experts say wearing proper eye protection such as goggles or plastic eye shields can reduce the amount of injuries as much as ninety-percent