There are other sports that pose dangers to the eye. Basketball players are very susceptible to getting poked in the eye. Anything from a mere corneal abrasion to a more vision threatening injury can occur. Also, a flailing elbow can cause a fracture to the eye socket. Unfortunately, many basketball players only wear eye protection after sustaining a significant eye injury. Sports goggles can be sight saving and have become more fashionable, available, and affordable.
Any participant in recreational or professional sports who suffers an eye injury, who has an eye disease, or who has had eye surgery should discuss with their eye doctor when they can safely return to their sport and what precautions they should take. A common sense approach to the real eye risks inherent in sports activities can make participants safer and minimize the chances of losing their precious eyesight.
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