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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 18A, EDUCATION
Chapter 40: Employment of medical inspectors, optometrists and nurses; salaries; terms; rules
Section: 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.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-01-28 12:48:58.
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