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Sports injuries called leading cause of vision loss in children

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Have you considered how often your child’s sight is put at risk when at play?
Try encouraging your child by offering them both functional and stylish eye protection that accommodate optional prescription inserts.
To understand the day to day risk of not protecting their eyes, you may wish to read this article posted by CBC News a few months ago.
“Sports are about fun and games, but about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a new study suggests.

Eye injuries are a significant cause of illness and disability in both the U.S. and Canada.

“We believe that sports eye injuries are the largest cause of vision loss in children,” said Keith Gordon, vice-president of research at CNIB, a Toronto-based non-profit that provides support services for the visually impaired.” read more >>

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Winner of The ABC New Inventors 2011 award and having worked in the optical industry since becoming an optician in 1990, I founded The New Eye Company Pty. Ltd after inventing The IC Safety System which is a new safety glasses system suitable for optical prescription lenses. Although our primary customers are construction and mining companies, the IC Safety System has advantages in many other work places e.g. hospitals and for dentists. We have also developed an IC Sports System and are currently researching and developing an IC Fish System. We anticipate launching our systems into the international market this year.

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