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Prevent Children’s Eye Injuries with Protective Glasses

Did you know that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 visits to the hospital? This is an trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of the injuries would have been simply prevented by using proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when playing recreational activities or during household chores. Children are particularly at risk for eye accidents, which often occur during active play.

Being strict about ensuring your kids use protective glasses when participating in contact sports will guard them from potential eye dangers. Safety glasses can be found in a size-able variety of styles and colors so encourage your child to choose a pair they love to enhance the chances they will use them.

To ensure you get a great fit and the optimal measure of protection, speak to an experienced eye care professional for recommendations. Our staff members are happy to assist you in finding the right pair of goggles for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that plays contact sports . They are not only more shatter-resistant, but also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be less bothersome during active play.

Be informed when investing in safety eyewear. It's a simple step to safeguard your child's sight!