In the UK, one of the biggest causes of hospital admission involves serious eye injury while playing sports. Eye injuries
may result from accidents with equipment like hockey sticks or shuttlecocks, especially in sports which involve fast
moving balls. Racket sports alone account for thousands of eye injuries a year according to ROSPA. It is said one in
three squash players are likely to experience some sort of eye injury during their playing career. Squash players use a
small ball traveling at high speed which puts them in danger of serious injury, especially to the orbits of their eyes. Other
sports which have a high occurrence of eye injuries are football, rugby and basketball.
Choosing the right visual aid for sport is just as essential as choosing the right equipment or accessories. Just two
examples of the benefits that can be gained from making the right choice are the specially designed spectacles
developed to help top ranking snooker players and the prescription glazed goggles used by swimmers.