Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. This is one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the damage would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. More often than not injuries occur when playing recreational activities or during household chores. Kids are particularly prone to injuries involving eye damage, which often occur during sport activities.
We advise that children guard their eyes with safety glasses during most sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will significantly reduce their chances of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to select the safety glasses they like best will also improve the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to assist you in buying the right pair of glasses for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays rough sports. They are not only more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during active play.
Take your time when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's vision!