Sport, Safety & Sun


More than 42,000 sports related eye injuries each year require a visit to the emergency room. About 13,500 sports related eye injuries each year result in permanent loss of vision. The following sports have the highest rate of injuries; baseball/softball, ice hockey, raquet sports (tennis, badminton, raquetball), basketball and paintball. Up to 90% of sports related eye injuries may be prevented with protective eye wear.

At Work

Nearly 2000 workers in the United States have a work related eye injury each day. About 30% of these injuries require emergency care. Up to 2% of these eye injuries cause permanent blindness. Safety glasses, safety goggles and other face and respiratory protection should be used when working in industrial jobs, healthcare, janitorial, lab work, animal handling and other potentially harmful occupations.


Sunglasses have other uses than just as a fashion accessory to a particular outfit.

  • Sunglasses will help to protect your eyes from harmful UV Rays
  • Sunglasses reduce glare
  • Sunglasses protect your eyes from wind, dust and debris
  • Sunglasses reduce headaches and eyestrain
  • Sunglasses can enhance vision

When is it most important to wear sunglasses?

It’s generally a good idea to wear sunglasses anytime you’re outdoors but especially when:

  • In summer when UV radiation is at least 3 times higher than it is during winter
  • At the beach or near the water (one of the most reflective surfaces)
  • You’re in the mountains or outside at any high elevations.
  • If you have had cataract surgery/ are taking photo-sensitizing drugs

We also offer a large selection of designer sunglasses. Most sunglasses frames are available for prescription lenses.

 Contact us with any questions you may have or to  schedule an appointment.

Please call 717.766.4757 for emergencies or after hours.


Mechanicsburg Eye Associates
100 North Walnut Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

717.766.7563 fax

Monday9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
SaturdaySee List Below *

* Mechanicsburg Eye Associates is open the following Saturdays: 1/6, 1/27, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 6/16, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15