NJ bill will provide information about eye injuries

February 25, 2014

The New Jersey State Legislature recently passed a bill that will require the New Jersey Department of Education to develop an educational fact sheet for parents concerning sports-related eye injuries.

Trenton, NJ-The New Jersey State Legislature recently passed a bill that will require the New Jersey Department of Education to develop an educational fact sheet for parents concerning sports-related eye injuries. 

The bill states that the fact sheet must include information about the most common eye injuries and their symptoms; a recommendation that an injured child seek treatment from a healthcare professional; a recommendation that the child should be delayed in returning to the sport after an eye injury; and a recommendation that all children participating in school sports wear protective eyewear.

According to Prevent Blindness America, 90% of all eye injuries can be avoided by the use of appropriate eye protection.

Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law earlier this year.