April is Sports Eye Safety Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated April as Sports Eye Safety Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.  The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection.

Visit the UNC Optical Shop to get fitted for the appropriate protective eyewear for the sports in which you and your family participate during the Spring and Summer.

To schedule an appointment to be fitted for prescription protective eyewear for sports, please call 919-966-5509 between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Soccer goalie with goggles

Soccer Girls with goggles

Eye protection

To read more from the AAO on protective eyewear, please click here.