Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. That's an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that most of the reported accidents would have been easily avoided by using protective eyewear. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when adults and children are participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Youth are particularly vulnerable to eye accidents, which often happen during sport activities.
Children should guard their eyes with safety glasses during most sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will significantly limit the likelihood of a sports related eye injury. Allowing your child to select the protective glasses they like best will also increase the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.
To ensure you purchase safety glasses wisely, consult with an experienced optician for advice. Our professionals are happy to help you in finding the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports such as football. Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Be informed when investing in a pair of safety glasses. It's a simple way to guard your child's sight!