Eye Clinic of Texas Advises on Sports Eye Safety in Houston

Top Quote The Eye Clinic of Texas advises that recreational and competitive athletes need to wear proper protective eyewear because of devastating eye injuries. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) April 12, 2012 - "Each year it seems as if we see an increasing number of preventable sports eye injuries from around greater Houston at The Eye Clinic of Texas," stated Bernard Milstein, M.D. "The nature of these sports eye injuries ranges from corneal abrasions, eyelid bruises and lacerations and even more serious injuries including retinal detachments and internal hemorrhages," said Dr. Milstein.

    According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology there are some 40,000 sports eye injuries occur every year with many being suffered by teenagers and young adults. Recreational as well as competitive athletes need to choose and wear proper protective eyewear because eye injuries can be devastating.

    "Athletes can now choose from various types of sturdy, lightweight, effective and fashionable eyewear. By incorporating polycarbonate lenses that have been properly fitted by an eye care professional, protective eyewear does not hinder performance and can prevent 90 percent of sports eye injuries," stated Allan Fradkin, M.D.

    Basketball, football, hockey and baseball aren't the only sports that contribute to the thousands of eye injuries suffered each year. Soccer, tennis, golf and water sports also are dangerous to the eyes. Each of these sports requires a different type of protective eyewear, so see an eye care professional to select protective eyewear appropriate for your sport.

    "The Opticians at Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas are able to provide careful counseling and fitting of protective eyewear for sports. These eye care professionals can offer the range of options that will protect your eye health and vision and allow you to maintain your sports performance," said Dr. Fradkin.

    The Eye Clinic of Texas is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.

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    For additional information, contact:
    Amy Trittel, The Eye Clinic of Texas, 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas 77550, atrittel ( @ ) ecot dot com, 1-800-423-3937

    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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