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April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

The Optometrists at International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain good eye health. – especially during sports and outdoor recreation.

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. This month, the healthcare community is working to raise awareness of the importance of preventing and treating these eye injuries.

Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your lifetime. The proper eye protection is especially important if you are suffering from Low Vision. Often, such injuries are 100 percent preventable if the proper eye protection is worn.

If you suffer from Low vision, contact an IALVS Optometrist today for a low vision exam for an individualized recommendation to ensure the safety of your eyes.

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