Eye injuries to archers are not common. These rare occurrances happen when accidents or carelessness are associated with the event. Three more serious eye injuries include a six-year old girl who was shot in the eye and was the victim of a terrible accident. Other injuries which seem more likely to occur are being struck in the eye by a bow, one example found where a bow sight dislodge and struck the archer and one that I find the most common – getting smacked in the eye while moving through brush while shooting 3D or hunting.
Proper shooting glasses can enhance clarity and protect eyes. Pistol, rifle and gun shooters have been aware of this for years. For archers, there has been limited promotion or marketing efforts in this arena. A few manufacturers of sports eyewear have recognized the value of promoting safety and helping to improve scores in archery. I am pleased to announce one of these companies. Rudy Project, is now one of my sponsors.
Rudy Project designs and manufactures performance-oriented helmets, sunglasses, goggles and Rx/prescription eyewear solutions by applying advanced science, cutting-edge technology and innovative aesthetics. Designed and crafted in Italy since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier brand throughout North America. Along with proprietary, award-winning lens technologies including ImpactX™, Polar3FX™ and RPOptics™, Rudy Project offers unparalleled customer service backed by a Lifetime Replacement Lens Guarantee and an industry-leading three-year frame warranty.
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Viner, PT. The Mechanism and prevention of sports eye injury. Effectiveness of protection devices – Archery, page 21.
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