Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits a year. This is the equivalent of an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of the reported damage could be simply avoided by wearing protective eyewear. More often than not injuries occur when individuals are playing sports or working around the home. Kids are particularly prone to eye traumas, which often occur during sport activities.
Having your kids wear protective eyewear during sports will greatly reduce the likelihood of eye injuries on the court. You can lead by example by investing in a pair of new full-coverage safety glasses for yourself that you wear when playing sports or using dangerous equipment. Insist your kids follow your lead. In addition, let your kids select safety glasses that they like.
To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to an experienced optometrist for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to help you in buying the right pair of goggles for your child, depending on the kind of activity they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports such as football. Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which provides extra comfort.
Don't skimp when it comes to purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's eyes!