Your Eyes Could Get Hurt During Sports…
Of course, anyone could. Sports are fun but there is a constant danger of the eye getting injured during the time of fun and games, it is necessary to protect the eyes. Find out how eye injuries can occur during sports and how one should deal with them
Although sports is fun, it is, however, the cause for around 40,000 eye injuries each year according to a recent survey. Children are vulnerable to sports-related eye injuries, and approximately 43% of all the eye injuries occur among children younger than 15 years.
Sports injuries can be classified into low risk, high risk, and very high risk. Low-risk sports do not involve body contact and some examples of low-risk sports include track and field events, swimming, gymnastics, and cycling. High risk includes sports which make use of bats and balls and which involves moderate body contact. Some high-risk sports are baseball, basketball, hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis and other racquet sports, fencing and water polo. Extreme risk or very high-risk sports involve body contact and no protective eye gear. This includes sports like boxing, wrestling, and contact martial arts.
Common sport-related eye injuries
Eye injuries that result from sports are usually in the form of blunt injuries, corneal abrasions, penetrating injuries and radiation injuries.