Missed games associated with eye injuries sustained by hockey players cost franchises in the National Hockey League more than $32 million
from 2002 to 2013, according to a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The
researchers identified 149 eye injuries in that time frame. The majority of them were caused by being hit by the puck (37%), being struck by a
high stick (28%) or fights (18%). Players who did not wear a visor were 4.23 times more likely to sustain an eye injury. About 73% of players
wore visors during the 2012-2013 season.