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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has designated April 2012 as Sports Eye Safety Month to help increase public awareness of wearing protective eyewear when participating in team sports. According to the AAO: • An estimated 40,000 sports eye injuries occur every year. The majority of victims are children, many of whom suffer permanent visual impairment • Baseball and basketball account for the largest number of injuries among young athletes • Little League pitchers can achieve pitching speeds up to 70 mph, fast enough to seriously damage an eye • In basketball, serious eye injuries caused by flying fingers and… Read more
Legend has it that baseball great Ted Williams could see the seams on a baseball coming toward him at 95 mph and read a record label spinning on a turntable. The New York Yankees' Jason Giambi has said he recognizes the pitch the moment the ball leaves the pitcher's hand. Most hitters, players estimate, pick up the pitch at a distance of 30 feet, about halfway from mound to plate. Today's top athletes incorporate eye conditioning exercises into their workouts to gain an edge over the competition. In recent years, sports… Read more
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