Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is an eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of the reported accidents would have been easily avoided by using protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging accidents occur when individuals are enjoying sports or during household chores. Children are especially vulnerable to eye traumas, which often occur during active play.
Children should use protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will almost entirely reduce the likelihood of a sports related eye accident. Allowing 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 the right fit and the correct measure of safety, consult with an experienced optician for suggestions. 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 has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child engages in rough sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, they are also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Don't skimp when it comes to buying a pair of protective glasses. It's a simple way to protect your child's eyes!