Its Time To Think About Visors Essay
1. Sir Francis Bacon’s quote “Knowledge is Power” relates strongly to this essay. Before any of these injuries happened, the players did not really know of the consequences for not wearing a visor. After hearing of many stories like Berards, they started to realize that the choice of not wearing a visor could result in career ending injuries. The more knowledge they gained about these consequences, the more power and control they have over their own safety. They might start to rethink their decisions about visors.
2. Analogy: “Skiers can’t ski down a hill fast until they learn how to control their speed and know they can stop if they have to.” He compares the topic to skiing because most …show more content…
If professional hockey players are required to wear visors, it sets a good example for younger players who look up to them. When players are no longer required to wear a cage, part of their decision on what to wear is based on what their favourite player or role model wears. If they see a professional not wearing a visor it will influence them to not wear one as well, or if they do see them wearing a visor they will most likely want to wear one too. This will prevent injuries from happening to new players that could result in the end their career.
Wearing a visor can prevent most injuries not only to your eyes but your whole face as well. Anything that is coming in contact with a player’s eyes, whether it be a stick, puck or even a skate, will be stopped by the visor. This will protect the player from serious injury that could end their career. Visors can protect your face too. If you get hit hard into the