Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is the equivalent of an eye trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts agree that the vast majority of the accidents would have been easily prevented by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of injuries occur when playing sports or working at the house. Kids are particularly prone to eye injuries, which often occur during sport activities.
We advise that children guard their eyes with protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will almost entirely reduce the likelihood of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to select the protective glasses they like best will also increase the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
In order to get a good fit and the optimal measure of safety, consult with a qualified eye care professional for suggestions. Our professionals can 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, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that engages in rough sports. They are not only more shatter-proof, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Take your time when it comes to purchasing a pair of safety glasses. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's sight!