Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits a year. This is equal to an eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries happen when individuals are participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Children are particularly vulnerable to eye injuries, which frequently occur during sport activities.
If your children participate in active sport, you should be sure they wear protective eyewear during active play. Safety glasses come in an impressive selection of styles and shapes so allow your child to purchase a pair they love to enhance the chances they will use them.
To ensure you choose a pair with a good fit and the optimal measure of safety, speak to a qualified optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on the type of sport they will be used for. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays heavy duty sports. Not only are they more shatter-proof, they are also more light-weight than standard lenses, which provides greater comfort.
Be informed when it comes to buying safety eyewear. It's a simple step to protect your child's eyes!