Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's the equivalent of one trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that the vast majority of the accidents would have been easily prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging accidents occur when participating in sports or during household chores. Kids are especially at risk for injuries involving eye damage, which often occur during sport activities.
Being strong about ensuring your children use protective glasses during sports will greatly reduce the chances of eye injuries on the field. Protective eyewear is made in an impressive selection of designs and shapes so encourage your child to choose a pair they love to ensure they will wear them.
To ensure you get the right fit and the proper amount of protection, ask an experienced optometrist for recommendations. Our professionals can assist you in buying the best pair of glasses for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays contact sports. They are not only more durable, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during activity.
Be informed when investing in a pair of safety goggles. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's sight!