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Thread: Eye injuries in badminton
11-22-2012, 11:13 AM #1
Eye injuries in badminton
Hasn't happened to me as I wear glasses, but unfortunately I've seen this happen 3x to others when playing in the past few months. Fortunately, the injuries were superficial and not serious.
Several ways to avoid them.
1. Wear glasses or eye protection! Simple as that.
2. If you're at the front and your opponent is about to net kill, TURN OR COVER YOUR FACE with your racket immediately. Safer to concede that point than to try to save it. At that close distance, you have no time to react, the hit will be very forceful and you can't depend on your opponent to have the skill to avoid hitting you.
3. If your partner is behind you and is just about to hit a shot, NEVER TURN BACK TO LOOK. Again at that close distance, you have no time to react, the hit will be forceful, and you can't depend on your partner to have the skill to avoid hitting you.
Again, be safe on the court as we all want to play this sport for a long time.
Last edited by visor; 11-22-2012 at 11:15 AM.
11-22-2012, 11:19 AM #2
Glasses don't protect you from everything. A friend of mine got hit from a net kill and her glasses broke. Some parts even got stuck in her skin, fourtunately no eye damage though.
Anyway good to mention the dangers of playing badminton
11-22-2012, 11:45 AM #3
Very true, I smashed a shuttle at a chap and his glasses broke, lens fell out etc. I did offer to pay for them as I know how much they can cost in the UK (I wear glasses myself) but he was fine with it.
But yeah, eye protection is an injury thats often overlooked.
11-22-2012, 11:54 AM #4
Hmmm, yeah... I always wear glasses with plastic lenses... so yeah, no glasses made from glass as that could shatter.
11-22-2012, 12:32 PM #5
although wearing a pair of glasses are safer but i found it very annoying in game as my glasses keep falling down
12-16-2012, 08:28 AM #6
injured by my partner
I was about to take the shuttle where I cannot reached it. stopped a little bit and bam, my partner hit the bird and the bird hit my right eye
my vision (the right eye) was blurred for 30 minutes
then when I used ice to cool down my eyes, my vision became full of white flashy ray or something (sorry can't explain it better than this). most likely because I used the ice and it is kinda distracting my vision (cold and all)
drank my high blood pressure medicine (to lower the pressure to my eye). went to eye hospital straight away. today is sunday, got no luck with the doctor.
then I drank a pain killer pill, went to sleep, and then now, 8 hours later I am able to see normally, but kinda hard to see in the dark
will go to my eye doctor tomorrow
12-16-2012, 04:56 PM #7
^ Yikes. Make sure your eye doctor checks the inside of your eye to rule out anything serious like retinal detachment. Meanwhile rest and don't exert yourself. Hope all goes well.
12-16-2012, 08:14 PM #8
my right eyes sees the world in red (like you are using red glasses). when it is bright, it is not apparent, but when in the darkness, my left eye saw it was white shade, but my right eye saw it was red shade (I mean bright red)
12-16-2012, 08:27 PM #9
Red vision? That's a bad sign. Means internal bleeding. Make sure you go to emergency now!
Last edited by visor; 12-16-2012 at 08:39 PM.
12-16-2012, 10:02 PM #10
normal reading glasses and safety glasses which can withstand a certain amount of pressure is totally different. i'm not saying that a pair of safety glasses will save you from everything, but if you have to wear prescription lenses when you play and if you don't care how you look, get a pair of prescription goggles like those worn in the NBA. again, i'm NOT saying these goggles will save you everytime, but definitely less dangerous to wear than normal reading glasses
12-18-2012, 10:39 AM #11
i went to the doctor yesterday (same doctor that did lasik to me)
and he said let's try to cool down my eye first (because my eye in "shock" and my eye becomes red/ bloodshot)
after one day using the medicine, my eye is getting better, the red shade is almost gone (I can see a bit red shade, but much better than last time which was bright red)
but it seems that the accident affecting my eye sight, now my right eye having a trouble to see something far (minus). and kinda hard to focus
12-18-2012, 10:59 AM #12
Yikes! You had previous laser cornea surgery!? That makes it even more important that you wear eye protection.
12-18-2012, 11:38 AM #13
ironic you had lasik to not wear glasses but for badminton you still need to. wish you a speedy recovery!