Safe at home! Baseball eye safety tips from Defog It.
Keep Kids Eyes Safe
Every year there are 40,000 sports eye injuries, with baseball and basketball topping the list. For kids 14 and under, baseball is #1. Why? Some experts suggest it’s because they’re still developing their judgment and coordination. That means more wild swings that can result in a ball in the face.
The good news, of course, is that 90% of these injuries can be prevented, according to Prevent Blindness America. They recommend batting helmets with polycarbonate faceguards and protective eyewear. We recommend a Defog It in the dugout to keep that eyewear fog-free in the heat of the game.
By the way – safety eyewear is also recommended for the other sport of summer: soccer!
Read more Eyewear Safety Tips for Youth Sports – including ideas for teaching coaches and schools about the importance of safety eyewear.