April is Sports Eye Safety Month!

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, up to 30,000 sports-related injuries are treated in the U.S. each year. Most injuries are preventable with protective eyewear. Protective eyewear consists of polycarbonate lenses which will not splinter when impacted by an external force. Proper eyewear for sports will be rated by ASTM, the American Society for Testing and Materials and have the ASTM rating located on the frame or lenses. All sports goggles offered by Virginia Pediatric Eye Center are ASTM certified and highly recommended if your child participates in any sports. Keeping your child’s eyes safe and protected is our priority!