Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 visits to the hospital? This is the equivalent of one trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported injuries would have been easily prevented by using protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging accidents occur when playing recreational activities or doing work at the home. Youth are especially prone to eye accidents, which often happen during sport activities.
We advise that children use safety glasses during most sports such as basketball or baseball. This will almost entirely reduce the likelihood of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to select their own pair will also improve the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.
To ensure you choose a pair with a great fit and the proper amount of protection, consult with a qualified optometrist for recommendations. Our professionals can assist you in finding the right pair of protective eyewear 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 center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays rough sports . Not only are they more durable, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during sports.
Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's a simple way to safeguard your child's vision!