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Master of Science in Vision Science

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Sports and recreational eye-wear is quickly becoming a recognizable percentage of optometric vision care. This paper surveys some of the attitudes, concerns, and opinions of optometrists in relation to sports and recreational eye wear, and discusses sports and recreational products and manufacturers. The first section of this paper categorizes recreational eyewear into areas of optometric concern and then lists, as well as discusses , manufacturers and their products. The second section of this paper surveys the comments of various optometrists relating to questions concerning recreational eyewear in their practice. vi

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