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Avoiding Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Glasses

Did you know that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? This is one eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that the vast majority of the reported damage could be simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents occur when enjoying recreational activities or during household chores. Youth are especially prone to eye traumas, which often occur during sport activities.

If your children participate in active sport, it is recommended that they use protective glasses while on the field. Protective eyewear is made in an impressive variety of styles and shapes so encourage your child to select a pair they love to ensure they will use them.

In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, consult with a qualified optician for recommendations. Our staff members are happy to assist you in finding the right 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 vision care provider. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays heavy duty sports. Not only are they more durable, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Be informed when buying safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's eyes!