What Do You Know About Sports and Eye Safety??

You have your kneepads and your helmet. Or your faceguard and your gloves. Before you walk onto the field or court to play a sport, don’t forget to protect your eyes. Find out more about preventing eye injuries by taking this quiz.

1. Most sports eye injuries can be prevented by using the correct protective eyewear.
2. Racquet sports are considered one of the high-risk sports for eye injuries.
3. A "black eye" is usually a medical emergency.
4. You should talk with your healthcare provider before signing up for a sport.
5. If you don't have protective eyewear, you can wear a sturdy pair of sunglasses instead.
6. A player who has an eye injury should return to play only when an eye doctor gives his or her OK.
7. You should wear swimming goggles wherever you swim.

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