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