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Prevent Children’s Eye Damage with Protective Eyewear

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is the equivalent of an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. Most eye damaging accidents take place when individuals are playing sports or working at the home. Youth are especially at risk for eye traumas, which often occur during sport activities.

If you have children who frequently engage in team sports, it is advised that they use protective glasses while on the court. You can encourage your children by purchasing a pair of modern wraparound safety goggles for yourself that you wear when involved in contact sports or working with power tools. Insist your children follow your lead. Additionally, let your children select protective eyewear that they like.

To ensure you choose a pair with the appropriate fit and the proper amount of safety, speak to an experienced eye care professional for advice. Our staff members are happy to assist you in purchasing the best pair of goggles for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports . Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.

Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's an easy step to protect your child's sight!