Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. That's equal to an eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that the vast majority of the injuries would have been simply prevented by using protective eyewear. Most injuries happen when people of all ages are participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Kids are particularly at risk for injuries involving eye damage, which often occur during active play.
We advise that children guard their eyes with safety glasses during most sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will significantly reduce their chances of a sports related eye injury. Encouraging your child to choose the safety glasses they like best will also improve the chances that they will enjoy wearing them.
To ensure you purchase safety glasses wisely, speak to an experienced optometrist for recommendations. Our professionals can help you in finding the right pair of glasses for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays rough sports such as football. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which provides extra comfort.
Be informed when it comes to buying a pair of protective glasses. It's a simple way to guard your child's vision!