An estimated 100,000 people experience sports-related eye injury every year. Of these, over 13,000 suffer permanent vision loss.
April is Sports Eye Safety Month and a good time to commit to wearing protective eyewear while participating in athletic endeavors – particularly those that lend themselves to eye injury. If you sustain an injury while participating in a sporting event, it is imperative that you call our Dutchess County eye doctors at 845-454-1025 to schedule an examination right away. Swift treatment can reduce immediate discomfort and help prevent permanent vision loss in many cases.
The Dangers of Eye Trauma
Trauma to the eye – sports-related and otherwise – can cause temporary discomfort and permanent vision loss. It can also increase risks for certain eye diseases and disorders including:
When left untreated, damage done by eye trauma may have far-reaching consequences, making it important that you visit our Fishkill or Poughkeepsie location as soon as possible following injury. This is equally true in cases where no immediate symptoms are present. Many underlying problems, including internal bleeding, can be asymptomatic for a time, but when not addressed quickly the long-term damage can be devastating.
Protecting Your Eyes Against Injury
Our experienced Upstate New York ophthalmologists offer a range of eyecare services, including routine exams for adults and children. If you or your child participate in sports that can result in eye injury, we would be happy to discuss eyewear that can help prevent trauma and vision loss.
Sports eyewear is available with or without prescription lenses and comes in many sport-specific styles. The best way to learn which type of frame is most suitable for your sport is by discussing your options with our eye doctors during your next visit to our office.
To schedule your next eye exam, please contact Seeta Eye Centers today. We serve Dutchess County and all surrounding areas of Upstate NY from our offices in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill.