Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. That's equal to an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts believe that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents happen when individuals are playing sports or working at the home. Kids are particularly prone to accidents involving eye damage, which often occur during sport activities.
We advise that children guard their eyes with safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as basketball or baseball. This will almost entirely reduce their chances of a sports related eye injury. Encouraging your child to choose the protective glasses they like best will also increase the chances that they will enjoy wearing them.
In order to purchase safety glasses wisely, consult with a qualified optician for advice. Our staff members can help you in buying the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports such as football. They are not only more shatter-proof, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, which provides greater comfort.
Take your time when investing in a pair of protective glasses. It's an easy step to protect your child's eyes!