Did you know that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's the equivalent of one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of the reported accidents would have been simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of injuries take place when playing sports or doing work around the house. Youth are particularly vulnerable to eye accidents, which often happen during active play.
We advise that children wear safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will greatly limit the likelihood of a sports related eye injury. Encouraging your child to choose their own pair will also improve the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
In order to get a great fit and the correct amount of safety, speak to a qualified eye care professional for recommendations. Our staff members are happy to help you in finding the best pair of glasses for your child, based on the type of sport they will be utilized for. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child engages in heavy duty sports. Not only are they more durable, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.
Take your time when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's eyes!