Two young girls playing lacrosse
According to The Lighthouse Guild, every year 100,000 eye injuries in the U.S. are related to sports activities, and of those injuries, around 13,500 lead to some degree of permanent vision loss.  However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that an estimated 90% of serious eye injuries sustained during sports could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear.
Father giving daughter a present
The holidays create an environment ripe for accidental injury. In addition to kitchen fires, road accidents, and slip and fall incidents, there were 150,000 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries to children in 2020. It’s important to be mindful in your holiday shopping for presents, and help prevent accidental pain and suffering caused by gift-giving.
woman putting in contacts
A contact lens is a thin plastic medical device that covers the cornea to help one see the world sharply. Although there are many options, sharing your lifestyle with your eye care professional will help you find the safest lens option to accommodate your lifestyle.  
Man doing home repair
We might be inclined to think of home as a place where eye injuries and other accidents are less likely to occur. The truth is, nearly half of all eye injuries occur in the home. In fact, home repairs, yard work, cleaning, and cooking cause more than 40 percent of eye injuries.
Hat sunglasses and sunscreen on the beach
Wearing sunscreen, properly hydrating and taking some time out of the sun are some of the best ways we can protect ourselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. However, protection doesn’t stop at the skin – this UV Safety Awareness Month we must not forget the value of wearing sunglasses and protecting your eyes, as well.
female skiier
Many eye health afflictions can arise during the winter. Learn how to protect your eyes from potential damage and manage symptoms.
Decorative contact lenses
Although trick-or-treating and Halloween get-togethers will most likely be paused this year, there’s no harm in still getting dressed up for the occasion. If you decide to wear a costume this year, please keep the following tips in mind regarding decorative contact lenses.
Eye safety at home
Nearly half of all eye injuries occur at home. The good news is protecting your eyes from injury is one of the simplest things you can do.
Safety glasses
Every day roughly 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury. These injuries can cause severe trauma, vision loss and even blindness.