Eye wear protects or corrects your vision. Examples are
- Safety goggles
- Glasses (also called eyeglasses)
- Contact lenses
If you need corrective lenses, you may be able to choose between contacts or glasses. Either usually requires a prescription. Almost anyone can wear glasses. Contact lenses require more careful handling.
Many jobs and some sports carry a risk of eye injury. Thousands of children and adults get eye injuries every year. Most are preventable with proper eye protection. Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun year-round. It's important to regularly use sunglasses that block out at least 99 percent of UV rays.
- Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Also in Spanish
- Focusing on Contact Lens Safety (Food and Drug Administration) Also in Spanish
- People with Increased Risk of Eye Damage from UV Light (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Also in Spanish
- Prevent Eye Damage: Protect Yourself from UV Radiation (Environmental Protection Agency) - PDF Also in Spanish
- Protective Eyewear (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Also in Spanish
- Recommended Types of Sunglasses (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Also in Spanish
- Sun, UV Radiation and Your Eyes (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Also in Spanish
- Types of Contact Lenses (Food and Drug Administration)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Comparison between over-glasses patching and adhesive patching for children with...
- Article: Could Video Glasses Contribute to Behaviour Management in the 21st...
- Article: The impact of different lenses on visual and musculoskeletal complaints...
- Eye Wear -- see more articles
- Contact lenses -- see more articles
- Protect Your Eyes When You Exercise (National Institute on Aging) - PDF