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Preventing Children’s Eye Injuries with Protective Glasses

Did you know that each year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? This is the equivalent of an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts believe that the vast majority of those injuries would have been simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents take place when enjoying sports or doing work at the house. Kids are especially at risk for injuries involving eye damage, which frequently happen during sport activities.

If your children are involved in team sports, you should be sure they use protective glasses during active play. You can encourage your kids by purchasing a pair of modern wraparound protective glasses for yourself to use when playing sports or working with dangerous equipment. Insist your children follow your example. Additionally, let your kids select safety glasses in the fashion they like.

In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, ask an experienced eye care professional for suggestions. Our staff members can assist you in purchasing the right pair of goggles for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in contact sports . Not only are they more durable, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, offering greater comfort.

Be informed when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's vision!