Sports Eye Injuries


Eye injuries are a leading cause of vision loss, and prevention is the best treatment. While some injuries may heal without permanent damage, many result in irreversible visual loss.

  • Each year, more than 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are reported.
  • Injuries can be inflicted on the eyeball or the eye socket.
  • Up to 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented by protective eyewear.

How Boston Children's approaches sports eye injuries

Depending on the severity of your child's eye injury, doctors at Children's can treat the injury with either medication or surgery. But sadly, certain injuries can still lead to permanent loss of vision. At Children's, ophthalmologists are committed to making sure you and your child can prevent these injuries in the first place.