For more information:
Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext.105
E-mail address: [email protected]
Consult an eye care professional to get the best eye protection for your sport and lifestyle.
If you wear prescription glasses, ask your eye doctor to fit you for prescription eye protection. If you’re a monocular athlete (a person with only one eye that sees well), ask your eye doctor what sports you can safely participate in.
Wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports or basketball. In order to be assured that your eyes are protected, it is important that any eye guard or sports protective eyewear are labeled as ASTM F803 approved. This eyewear is performance tested to give you the highest levels of protection.
Use batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields for youth baseball.
Use helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey.
Know that regular glasses don’t provide enough protection.
About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 1,000,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.