Are you aware that each year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? This is the equivalent of one eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts believe that the vast majority of those accidents would have been easily prevented by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries take place when participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Children are particularly vulnerable to eye injuries, which often happen during active play.
Children should guard their eyes with protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will almost entirely reduce their chances of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to select the protective glasses they like best will also improve the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
In order to get the appropriate fit and the optimal measure of safety, ask a qualified optometrist for advice. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the right pair of glasses for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays heavy duty sports. They are not only more durable, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.
Be informed when buying safety eyewear. It's a simple way to protect your child's vision!