Are you aware that annual statistics show that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to require emergency room care? This is equal to one accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of those injuries could be simply prevented by using protective eyewear. Most injuries take place when participating in sports or during household chores. Youth are especially at risk for eye injuries, which frequently happen during sport activities.
Being strong about ensuring your kids use protective eyewear when participating in contact sports will significantly reduce the chances of eye injuries on the court. You can encourage your children by investing in a pair of modern full-coverage protective goggles for yourself that you wear when involved in contact sports or working with dangerous equipment. Make sure your kids follow your lead. Additionally, let your children choose safety glasses that they like.
In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, ask an experienced optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the right pair of glasses for your child, based on the type of sport they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in rough sports . Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.
Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's vision!