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Every year, some 33,000 young athletes injure their eyes participating in sports. Nine in ten of those mishaps could have been avoided. Insist that your sports-minded youngster wear protective lenses made of polycarbonate, a rugged material that is twenty times stronger than conventional eyewear.

Peter Kriz, MD, FAAP, the lead author of a recent study on eye injuries in field hockey, comes on the Healthy Children radio show to talk about eye trauma and how parents can protect their children.

Segment 1: Eye Truama In Teenage Sports on the Rise


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