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Avoiding Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Eyewear

Did you know that each year approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room treatment? That's equal to an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of those accidents could be simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when adults and children are playing recreational activities or during household chores. Kids are especially at risk for eye injuries, which often occur during active play.

Having your children use protective eyewear when participating in contact sports will greatly reduce the occurrence of eye injuries on the field. Protective eyewear is made in an impressive variety of styles and colors so encourage your child to purchase their favorite look to increase the likelihood they will use them.

In order to get the right fit and the correct amount of safety, ask an experienced optician for recommendations. Our professionals are happy to help you in buying the right pair of goggles for your child, depending on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Look into trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays contact sports. Not only are they more durable, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during active play.

Be informed when it comes to investing in a pair of safety glasses. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's vision!