As anyone might expect, a sport that involves charging up and down a grass field with a stick that has webbing for catching and throwing a hard ball has great potential for injury. Fortunately, the incidence of eye injuries among female lacrosse players has declined dramatically in recent years thanks to a 2004 requirement that players wear protective eyewear. Interestingly, male lacrosse players were introduced to protective eyewear before women because the men’s game is considered to be a collision sport while the women’s game is considered to be non-contact. In any case, female lacrosse players are finally addressing the problem of potential sport-related vision loss on the heels of hockey, baseball, and other sports doing the same. Anyone who plays a racquet sport is an immediate candidate for protective eye wear. There are physical risks involved in playing an organized sport.
Apr 05, 2013