Did you know that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? This is the equivalent of an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of the damage would have been simply avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries occur when people of all ages are enjoying recreational activities or during household chores. Children are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which often occur during sport activities.
Having your children use protective glasses when participating in contact sports will greatly lower the likelihood of eye injuries on the court. You can encourage your children by investing in a pair of new wraparound safety glasses for yourself that you wear when playing sports or working with power tools. Insist your kids follow your example. In addition, let your children choose protective eyewear that they like.
To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to an experienced optician for suggestions. Our staff members are happy to assist you in buying the best pair of glasses for your child, depending on the way they will be used. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that engages in heavy duty sports. Not only are they more durable, they are also lighter than standard lenses, offering extra comfort.
Be informed when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's eyes!