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Everything Parents Need to Know About Children’s Protective Eyewear

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!


COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website, Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!


Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!


Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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