Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. That's the equivalent of one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of those damage would have been simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. Most injuries take place when individuals are playing sports or during household chores. Youth are especially prone to eye traumas, which frequently occur during sport activities.
Children should guard their eyes with safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will almost entirely limit their chances of a sports related eye injury. Allowing your child to choose their own pair will also increase the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified eye care professional for advice. Our professionals are happy to assist you in purchasing the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays contact sports. They are not only more durable, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which provides extra comfort.
Take your time when investing in safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's vision!