Are you aware that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the hospital? This is the equivalent of an eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals agree that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when adults and children are enjoying recreational activities or working at the house. Children are particularly at risk for eye accidents, which often happen during sport activities.
We advise that children wear protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will greatly limit their chances of a sports related eye injury. Encouraging your child to choose the protective glasses they like best will also increase the likelihood that they will enjoy wearing them.
To ensure you choose a pair with a good fit and the correct amount of protection, consult with a qualified optometrist for suggestions. Our staff members are happy to assist you in buying the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays contact sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Be informed when it comes to buying a pair of protective glasses. It's an easy way to protect your child's sight!