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Protecting Your Children’s Eyes

Are you aware that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room? This is equal to one eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the damage would have been simply prevented by using protective eyewear. More often than not eye damaging accidents take place when participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Children are especially at risk for accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during active play.

Being strong about ensuring your kids use protective eyewear during contact sports will greatly lower the occurrence of eye injuries on the court. You can encourage your kids by purchasing a pair of new wraparound safety goggles for yourself that you wear when playing sports or working with dangerous equipment. Make sure your kids follow your lead. Additionally, let your children choose protective eyewear that they like.

To ensure you purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the best pair of goggles for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in rough sports such as football. Not only are they more durable, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Don't skimp when it comes to buying a pair of protective glasses. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's vision!