Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. This is the equivalent of an eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of the accidents could be simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when adults and children are playing sports or doing work around the house. Kids are particularly prone to eye accidents, which frequently happen during active play.
Having your children wear protective eyewear when participating in physical activities will greatly reduce the chances of eye injuries on the field. Safety glasses can be found in a size-able selection of styles and shapes so encourage your child to purchase a pair they love to increase the likelihood they will wear them.
In order to choose a pair with the right fit and the proper amount of safety, speak to an experienced optometrist for advice. Our professionals are happy to help you in finding the best pair of goggles 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. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays contact sports such as football. They are not only more shatter-resistant, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during sports.
Be informed when it comes to buying safety eyewear. It's a simple step to safeguard your child's eyes!