Sports Eye Safety Month is April
Eye injuries from sports send an estimated 42,000 people to the emergency room each year, with 13,500 ending up legally blind. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection during sports in order to prevent vision loss.
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About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, headquartered in San Francisco, is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — Eye M.D.s — with more than 32,000 members worldwide. Eye health care is provided by the three "O's" – ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who has the education and training to treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery. For more information, visit www.aao.org.