In the UK, one of the biggest causes of hospital admission involves serious eye injury while playing sports. Eye injuries may result from accidents with equipment like hockey sticks or shuttlecocks, especially in sports which involve fast moving balls. Racket sports alone account for thousands of eye injuries a year according to ROSPA. It is said one in three squash players are likely to experience some sort of eye injury during their playing career. Squash players use a small ball traveling at high speed which puts them in danger of serious injury, especially to the orbits of their eyes. Other sports which have a high occurrence of eye injuries are football, rugby and basketball.
Check the table below for the risk categories for eye injury for various sports.