Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is one injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of those damage could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries happen when playing recreational activities or during household chores. Kids are especially vulnerable to eye accidents, which frequently happen during sport activities.
Children should wear protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will greatly reduce their chances of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to choose their own pair will also improve the likelihood that they won't mind wearing them.
To ensure you choose a pair with the appropriate fit and the correct measure of protection, speak to an experienced eye care professional for recommendations. Our staff members can help you in finding the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on the type of sport they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays heavy duty sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which offers extra comfort.
Take your time when it comes to purchasing a pair of protective glasses. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's vision!