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What Parents Need to Know About Children’s Eye Protection

Are you aware that each year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to require emergency room treatment? That's one eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the damage would have been easily prevented by using protective eyewear. More often than not injuries take place when adults and children are playing recreational activities or working around the house. Kids are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which frequently happen during active play.

We advise that children use protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will significantly limit the likelihood of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to choose the safety glasses they like best will also increase the chances that they will be more willing to wear them.

In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified optometrist for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to help you in finding the right pair of goggles 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 provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in rough sports . Not only are they more durable, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which provides extra comfort.

Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's an easy way to guard your child's eyes!