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Averting Children’s Eye Accidents with Protective Eyewear

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. This is one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that 90% of the accidents would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents happen when participating in sports or during household chores. Youth are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during sport activities.

We advise that children use protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will almost entirely reduce the likelihood of a sports related eye injury. Encouraging your child to choose the protective glasses they like best will also improve the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.

To ensure you purchase safety glasses wisely, ask an experienced eye care professional for suggestions. Our staff members can help you in finding the best pair of goggles for your child, depending on the type of activity they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays rough sports such as football. They are not only more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Don't skimp when it comes to buying safety eyewear. It's an easy step to guard your child's eyes!