Are you aware that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the hospital? This is the equivalent of one trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by using protective eyewear. Most injuries occur when participating in recreational activities or working at the home. Children are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during active play.
We advise that children guard their eyes with safety glasses during most sports such as basketball or baseball. This will almost entirely limit their chances 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 purchase protective eyewear wisely, speak to a qualified optometrist for recommendations. Our professionals can help you in buying the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on the kind of activity they will be used for. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays rough sports such as football. They are not only more durable, they are also lighter than standard lenses, offering greater comfort.
Be informed when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's a simple step to guard your child's sight!