Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room a year. This is an injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported damage would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents take place when playing sports or during household chores. Youth are especially prone to injuries involving eye damage, which frequently occur during sport activities.
Being strong about ensuring your children wear protective eyewear when participating in contact sports will protect them from possible eye damage. Protective eyewear is made in an impressive selection of styles and colors so allow your child to purchase a pair they love to enhance the chances they will use them.
In order to purchase safety glasses wisely, consult with an experienced optometrist for suggestions. Our staff members are happy to assist you in purchasing the right pair of glasses for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports . They are not only more shatter-proof, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Don't skimp when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's vision!