September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month

September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month (MS)— Heading a football season, returning a blistering volleyball serve and driving the lane in a basketball game make for some exciting sports moments. But for those athletes who are participating without eye protection, these same thrilling moves can mean eye injuries and permanent vision impairment. Every 13 minutes an emergency room in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology.