Protective eyewear for young athletes

Ophthalmology. 2004 Mar;111(3):600-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2003.12.027.


American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology strongly recommend protective eyewear for all participants in sports in which there is risk of eye injury. Protective eyewear should be mandatory for athletes who are functionally one-eyed and for athletes whose ophthalmologists recommend eye protection after eye surgery or trauma.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Eye Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Eye Protective Devices*
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Sports Medicine*