Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. That's one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts believe that 90% of the reported damage would have been easily prevented by using proper eye protection. Most eye damaging accidents occur when adults and children are playing sports or during household chores. Kids are particularly vulnerable to injuries involving eye damage, which frequently happen during active play.
Being strict about ensuring your children wear protective glasses during contact sports will significantly lower the occurrence of eye injuries on the field. You can lead by example by investing in a pair of modern full-coverage safety goggles for yourself to wear when playing sports or using dangerous equipment. Insist your children follow your example. In addition, let your kids select protective eyewear that they like.
In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, consult with an experienced eye care professional for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to assist you in finding the best 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 eye care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that participates in rough sports such as football. Not only are they more durable, they are also lighter than standard lenses, offering extra comfort.
Take your time when it comes to buying a pair of safety goggles. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's sight!