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Everything You Should Know About Children’s Eye Protection


Did you know that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of the damage could be simply avoided by using protective eyewear. The majority of injuries take place when participating in recreational activities or working at the house. Kids are especially vulnerable to accidents involving eye damage, which often happen during active play.


If you have children who are involved in team sports, it is suggested that they use protective glasses during active play. Safety glasses can be found in a large selection of styles and colors so allow your child to select a pair they love to enhance the chances they will wear them.


To ensure you get a great fit and the optimal measure of protection, ask a qualified optician for advice. Our staff members are happy to assist you in finding the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on the kind of activity they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays rough sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, they are also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.


Don't skimp when it comes to investing in safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's sight!