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Protective Eyewear for Children

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!

As required under Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, our office will be closed through April 13, 2020.  If you have ordered contact lenses or eyeglasses, we will make arrangements with you to have your order sent directly to your residence.  If you have less than a two-month supply of contact lenses, please contact us and we will be happy to place an order for you. 

If you have any questions about an order, or are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call our office or text message us at 734-414-1892 or email us at reception@progressivefamilyeyecare.com.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a date after April 14, 2020, please contact us and leave a message and we will reply to schedule the appointment.  Together we will weather this storm.  Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html