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Celebrating Sports Eye Safety Month

September ushers in the annual reminder from Prevent Blindness, a leading advocate for eye health, that our eyes require as much protection during sports as our limbs. 


The recent data is alarming — over 32,000 cases reported last year, indicating a nearly 20% increase in sports-related eye injuries in the United States. The details further point to the highest rate of injuries caused by “non-powder guns, darts, arrows, and slingshots,” whereas children aged 0-14 primarily faced dangers in “pools and water sports.” These injuries encompass a range of issues including blunt trauma, penetrating injuries, and infections, extending to corneal scratches and abrasions.

To steer the public attention towards this pressing concern and to advocate for a diligent adoption of eye protection measures, Prevent Blindness has set September as the Sports Eye Safety Month. This initiative rings more crucial than ever, and Rec Specs emerges as a steadfast partner in your journey to secure your vision while indulging in sporting activities.

Building a Safe Sports Environment with Rec Specs

As we navigate this data, the role of Rec Specs becomes unequivocally pivotal. 

How does Rec Specs champion the cause of eye safety?

Education and Awareness

Rec Specs aims to educate its customers on the importance of eye safety, aligning perfectly with the goals of Sports Eye Safety Month. One of which is offering 1-on-1 consultations with our expert Outfitters. They are here to guide you, helping you understand the vital role of protective eyewear in sports and assisting you in finding the perfect pair that suits your needs and style.  

When you come to us, you're not just buying a product; you're investing in safety, quality, and peace of mind, knowing that you've made an informed choice with guidance from the experts in the field.

Product Innovation

Leveraging state-of-the-art lens technology, we engineer each product to meet the diverse and dynamic demands of various sports and outdoor engagements. Our offerings are not restricted to just standard solutions; we cater to a wide spectrum of needs including over-range prescriptions to facilitate clear vision for every individual. Furthermore, we tactically use a variety of lens tints optimized for different environmental conditions, enhancing visibility and reducing glare irrespective of whether you are indoors or under the glaring sun. Our frames, a testament to robust design and style, are sculpted to not only withstand the rigors of active sports but also to elevate your style quotient. 

With Rec Specs, you are not just choosing eyewear; you are opting for a highly specialized gear meticulously crafted to offer unparalleled safety while not compromising on the style.

Partnership with Prevent Blindness



In line with the guidelines shared by Prevent Blindness, we urge parents, coaches, and instructors to take a proactive approach to ensure the safety of young sports enthusiasts. 

  • Before enrolling children in any sports program, it's vital to be well-acquainted with the potential eye injury risks associated with various sports activities. 
  • Consulting an eye doctor for personalized protective eyewear recommendations can be a crucial step in this direction.
  • It is advisable to choose organized after-school sports programs supervised by adults who are trained in recognizing and handling eye injuries effectively. 
  • Establishing a dialogue with coaches or athletic trainers to understand the procedures in place for managing eye injuries can provide additional assurance. 
  • Rec Specs underscores the importance of being alert to the warning signs of eye injuries and urges educators, coaches, and parents to equip themselves with the knowledge to seek timely treatment. Safety comes first, and ensuring a secure environment for young athletes to flourish should be a collective endeavor

Rec Specs, in collaboration with Prevent Blindness, is championing the cause of eye protection in sports. We invite you to join us in this educational venture where we aim to foster a community prioritizing vision safety. 

Dive deep into a repository of valuable resources by downloading free educational and promotional materials crafted meticulously to aid in this endeavor. The Sports Eye Safety Guide, an initiative by Liberty Sport, the force behind Rec Specs, stands as a testament to our dedication to safeguarding your vision. 

To access this treasure trove of information, head over to For further assistance or to request a social media toolkit, feel free to reach out to Jon Phillips at (973) 882-0986 x113 or via email at

Let’s work together to cast a spotlight on eye safety and make sports a safer space for everyone.


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