Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits each year. That's an eye trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the injuries would have been simply avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries happen when adults and children are playing recreational activities or working at the home. Children are especially vulnerable to eye accidents, which often occur during active play.
Children should guard their eyes with protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will significantly limit their chances of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to select the protective glasses they like best will also increase the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.
To ensure you get a good fit and the correct measure of protection, consult with an experienced eye care professional for advice. Our staff members are happy to help you in finding the best pair of glasses for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays rough sports . They are not only more durable, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.
Take your time when investing in safety eyewear. It's an easy way to guard your child's sight!