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All Parents Should Know About Children’s Eye Protection

Are you aware that annual statistics show that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to require emergency room treatment? This is an eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of the accidents would have been easily avoided by using protective eyewear. More often than not eye damaging accidents happen when adults and children are participating in recreational activities or doing work at the house. Youth are especially prone to eye accidents, which often happen during active play.

We advise that children wear protective eyewear during most sports such as basketball or baseball. This will significantly limit the likelihood of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to select their own pair will also increase the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.

To ensure you choose a pair with the appropriate fit and the proper measure of protection, consult with a qualified optician for recommendations. Our staff members are happy to help you in buying the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays contact sports such as football. They are not only more durable, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during activity.

Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's an easy way to protect your child's sight!