Halo Sports® your sports protection experts and manufacturer of Rec Specs®, the #1 selling prescription sports goggle in the world, sold in over 100 countries, now introduces it’s complete line of nonprescription sports eyewear to both children and adults, under the Bangerz® brand.
Halo Sports® has been the leader in the growing national movement promoting eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports.
The impact of a ball or other equipment, as well as an opponent’s hands and elbows, pose a threat to an athlete’s visual safety.
Each year in the United States, there are approximately 600,000 documented sports related eye injuries, over 42,00 of which require emergency room attention and an estimated 13,500 of which result in a permanent loss of sight.
Approximately 72% of sports eye injuries occur in individuals younger than 25 years and approximately 43% occur in individuals younger than 15 years.
** As sports participation statistics continue to climb, and newly identified “extreme” sports gain in popularity, the number of athletes who fall victim to eye injuries has the potential to grow at alarming rates. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries since their athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, balance, reaction time and speed) are still being developed.
However, regardless of an individual’s age or skill level, every athlete’s eyes are targets for injury. Under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear.
We, at Halo Sports®, are committed to communicate and educate sports consumers on the performance differences between fashion eyeglasses and Bangerz® protective sports eyewear designed to prevent eye injuries.
** provided by the American Optometric Association
Here are the Facts:
An estimated 2.4 Million eye injuries occur in the US each year.
than 600,000 are documented
eye injuries related to sports and recreation
- 42,000 of
these injuries are of a severity that requires
emergency room attention
- It is
estimated that each year 13,500 legally
blinding sports eye injuries occur.
- Nearly 1 million
Americans have lost some degree of sight due
to eye injury.
Injury is the leading cause of monocular blindness
participants using eyewear or sunwear that
does not conform to ASTM protection
standards are at a far more severe risk of
eye injury than participants using no eye protection
than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented
with the use of appropriate protective eyewear.
- 84.6% of children do not utilize protective eyewear in situations that represent the risk of eye injury.