Question: Where can you get your protective eyewear?
Answer: Accessibility and availability have been major obstacles for many teams and leagues in purchasing protective eyewear. The Play Hard. Don't Blink. program is working to alleviate the accessibility and availability barriers by providing the most comprehensive source for protective eyewear available. Any organized Ohio youth team or league is able to purchase the appropriate youth sports eye safety gear through our sports eye safety program by becoming a part of our program.
Question: How do I get my team/league involved in the program?
Answer: Becoming involved is easy! Click here for full program guidelines and links to the required forms. (add the link please)
Question: Won't protective eyewear hinder my sports performance?
Answer: Reports from competitors in several sports have verified that face guards and protective eyewear do not impair a player's concentration or reduce their ability to focus. Some coaches feel that the extra protection actually enhances their young athletes' concentration and alleviates their fear of injuries.
Question: What do I do in case of an eye injury?
Answer: The most effective treatment for sports-related eye injuries is prevention; however, eye protection cannot work if the athlete does not wear it.
Here's what you do if you or someone else injures an eye playing sports: