Hayden Optometric Inc.
94 N Main St Mansfield MA 02048 +1 508-339-3952
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Mansfield, MA

508-339-3952

Prevent Sports-Related Eye Injuries

Did you know there are roughly 40,000 sports-related eye injuries every year in the U.S. alone?

Eye protection is important for everyone with an active lifestyle, but especially for young people who play a school sport. In fact, most victims of sports-related eye injuries are children.

Sports-related Eye Injuries Are Preventable

A staggering 90 percent of reported sports-related eye injuries are preventable! Rather than suffering from a painful and possibly detrimental eye injury, choose the right eye protection for the particular sport you play.

Sport-specific eyewear recommendations:

  • Basketball: Wrap-around sports goggles or glasses.
  • Football: Both eye and facial guards and a polycarbonate shield attached to the helmet.
  • Soccer: Sports goggles or glasses.
  • Tennis: Lightweight wrap-around sports glasses.
  • Lacrosse: Padded, form-fitting face mask.
  • Baseball/Softball: Helmet with face shield, wrap-around sports goggles or glasses (shatter proof).
  • Hockey: Full-face helmet.
  • Swimming/Diving: Swimming goggles and diving masks.
  • Track and field: Lightweight wrap-around sports goggles.
  • Volleyball: Sports goggles or sunglasses, if outside.

Regular Eyeglasses Are Not Enough

Regular eyeglasses can end up doing more harm than good in a sports-related accident. Glasses made for everyday wear are not built to the same protective standards as safety eyewear and can break upon impact. Excessive contact can shatter lenses and break frames—putting the eyes and face at serious risk of injury.

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We Can Help Protect Your Sight

While other injuries—like a broken leg or a bruise—easily heal, sometimes eye injuries cannot. As your lifelong vision partner, we want to help protect your vision so you can reach your peak performance on and off the field.

If you have any questions or you’d like to talk to us further about custom made eyewear, please contact us!

Thank you for reading our blog and being our valued patient and friend!

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Discover everything our practice has to offer in person at our Main Street location.

Address

94 N Main St
Mansfield, MA 02048

Contact Information

Phone: 508-339-3952
Fax: +1 (508) 339-6907
  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Sunday: Closed
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Why Choose Hayden Optometric?

Our Brands

Our Brands

Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.

HALT

HALT

Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

Read more about HALT and other methods of myopia control.

The Future of Eye Health Technology

The Future of Eye Health Technology

We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.