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Sport-Specific Risk

Some sports carry a greater risk than others. For example, baseball is the leading cause of sports-related eye injury in children 14 and under and is considered high risk. Football carries a moderate risk. Check the table below for the risk categories for eye injury for various sports.

High Risk Moderate Risk Low Risk
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Paintball
  • Racquetball
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Bicycling
  • Diving
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Photo provided courtesy of Liberty Sport.

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health