Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports. Training staffs are prepared for most injuries. The question is: "Are you prepared for game time eye injuries and eye issues?"
Recently, on a Monday Night Football game, we got to see such an incident occur. This picture shows a trainer attending to an athlete who has having a game time right eye issue.
You can be prepared for the majority of game time eye issues by following these rules:
1. Have a bottle of eye wash available to wash debris out of eyes.
2. Have extra contacts available for players who lose contact lenses in play.
3. Learn this simple method: For athletes who feel something is stuck in the upper lid, simply have them close there eyes, grab the eye lashes of the upper lid and then drag the upper lid over the eyelashes of the bottom lid. Many times, the lashes of the lower lid will knock out trash and dirt stuck under the upper lid.
4. Carry a bottle of artificial tears for athletes to use after the above instances occur.
5. Have cold compresses availabel for any time the eyes sustain blunt trauma.
These are just five quick steps to be ready for the majority of game time eye issues. Athetes should be rushed to the eye doctor's office when there are penetrating wounds or issues where athletes lose vision out of an eye.
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