18A:40-41.8 Findings, declarations relative to protective eyeware for children participating in sports.
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:
a.Eye injuries are the leading cause of preventable blindness and visual impairment in children, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related;
b.Every 16 minutes a child incurs a sports-related eye injury severe enough to require a visit to the emergency room;
c.According to Prevent Blindness America, 90% of all eye injuries can be avoided by the use of appropriate eye protection; and
d.It is necessary and prudent to educate parents and children about sports-related eye injuries in order to reduce the needless loss of sight that can occur during sports activities.
L.2013, c.183, s.1.
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