It’s estimated that 100,000 people suffer a sports-related eye injury each year with 30,000 of them being treated in emergency rooms.
When it comes to contact sports and sports involving projectiles (such as baseballs), eyes can often end up taking the hit. In fact, baseball is one of the top causes of eye injuries amongst children 14 years and under. Even among professional athletes, baseball is right up there on the list of causing serious eye injuries in sport. Other infamous sports for eye injuries are hockey and basketball.