PR Log - Apr 09, 2012 - “Sports eye safety and prevention of sports eye injuries needs to be taken seriously whether you are a recreational athlete, participate in school sponsored team or club sports or even an elite competitive athlete,” commented Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D., Medical Director of D’Ambrosio Eye Care.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 40,000 sports eye injuries occur every year. Unfortunately these can result in serious and potentially life changing situations, many of which affect teenagers and young adults, too many of whom suffer permanent visual impairment. “Sometimes we see relatively minor eye injuries such as corneal abrasions and eyelid lacerations and bruises, but other times we find internal eye injuries such as retinal detachments and internal bleeding,” said Dr. D’Ambrosio Jr.
Avoiding sports eye injuries requires that all athletes get the proper advice and fitting of appropriate protective eyewear for sports. Athletes can now choose from various types of sturdy, lightweight, effective and fashionable eyewear. By incorporating polycarbonate lenses that have been properly fitted by an eye care professional, protective eyewear does not hinder performance and can prevent 90 percent of sports eye injuries. Basketball, football, hockey and baseball aren't the only sports that contribute to the thousands of eye injuries suffered each year. Soccer, tennis, golf and water sports also are dangerous to the eyes. Each of these sports requires a different type of protective eyewear.
“The Opticians at D’Ambrosio Eye Care are able to provide careful counseling and fitting of protective eyewear for sports. These eye care professionals can offer patients the full range of options that will protect your eye health and vision and allow you to maintain your sports performance,” said Jocelyn Mylott, RDO, Optical Manager.
D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.