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There is an old adage in the eye care industry: Glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury. Ninety-nine percent of the time this is absolutely true. In the absence of unusual eye disorders or very high prescriptions that don’t allow a person to wear glasses comfortably, contact lenses should only ever be worn if there is a good, sturdy, updated set of prescription glasses available, too. This is due to the fact that there are often emergencies where people can not wear their...
Philadelphia Phillies prospect Matt Imhof lost his right eye in 2016 after suffering a freak injury during a normal training session.
He was the 47th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Even though his injury did not occur on the playing field, the incident has brought significant attention to sports-related eye injuries.
Here are some facts about sports-related eye injuries:
- Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and most injuries occurring...