Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits each year. This is equal to one eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that the vast majority of those injuries would have been easily prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when participating in sports or during household chores. Kids are especially prone to accidents involving eye damage, which often happen during sport activities.
Being strong about ensuring your kids wear protective eyewear during sports will significantly reduce the chances of eye injuries on the court. Safety glasses can be found in a large variety of designs and shapes so allow your child to select a pair they love to ensure they will wear them.
In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, consult with a qualified eye care professional for recommendations. Our professionals can help you in finding the best pair of glasses for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that participates in rough sports such as football. Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Take your time when it comes to purchasing a pair of protective glasses. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's sight!