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Preventing Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Glasses

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? This is the equivalent of one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of those injuries could be simply prevented by using protective eyewear. Most eye damaging accidents take place when adults and children are enjoying sports or during household chores. Youth are especially vulnerable to injuries involving eye damage, which frequently happen during sport activities.

Having your kids wear protective eyewear when participating in physical activities will greatly reduce the chances of eye injuries on the court. Protective eyewear comes in a large variety of styles and colors so encourage your child to choose a pair they love to enhance the chances they will use them.

To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified eye care professional for advice. Our professionals are happy to assist you in purchasing the best pair of goggles for your child, depending on the way they will be used. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays heavy duty sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than plastic lenses, offering extra comfort.

Take your time when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's sight!