Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's equal to an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that most of the accidents would have been simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. Most injuries happen when people of all ages are playing recreational activities or doing work at the house. Youth are especially at risk for accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during active play.
We advise that children use protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as basketball or baseball. This will greatly reduce their chances of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to select the safety glasses they like best will also improve the likelihood that they will enjoy wearing them.
To ensure you get a great fit and the correct measure of protection, ask an experienced eye care professional for advice. Our professionals can assist you in buying the right pair of protective eyewear 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 eye care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays contact sports. They are not only more shatter-proof, but also lighter than plastic lenses, offering greater comfort.
Take your time when buying safety eyewear. It's a simple way to guard your child's vision!