Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits each year. That's equal to an accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the reported damage would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. Most eye damaging accidents take place when participating in sports or doing work around the home. Youth are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during sport activities.
Children should wear protective eyewear during most sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will almost entirely limit their chances of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to choose their own pair will also improve the chances that they will enjoy wearing them.
To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to an experienced eye care professional for advice. Our staff members 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, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in contact sports such as football. They are not only more shatter-resistant, they are also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Don't skimp when investing in safety eyewear. It's a simple way to protect your child's vision!