Austin Sports Medicine: National Eye Safety Month

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!


April is National Eye Safety Month. Balls, bats, fingers – they’re all dangerous. When you hit the field, court or rink, it’s important to protect your eyes. Here’s the score on sports eye injuries:

  • 100,000 injuries each year
  • 42,000 injured go to ER each year
  • 13,500 injured go blind each year
  • Every 13 minutes, an ER treats a sports eye injury
  • $3,996 is the average cost of a basketball eye injury for a child under 15
  • One in 3 sports eye injuries involve kids

Don’t become a statistic. For more information on eye safety, visit, the public education website of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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