Did you know that every year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room treatment? This is an trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of the damage would have been simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not injuries take place when enjoying recreational activities or doing work at the home. Youth are especially at risk for eye traumas, which often happen during active play.
We advise that children guard their eyes with safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as basketball or baseball. This will almost entirely reduce their chances of a sports related eye injury. Allowing your child to select their own pair will also increase the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.
To ensure you get a good fit and the correct amount of protection, ask an experienced optometrist for suggestions. Our professionals can assist you in purchasing the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that participates in contact sports such as football. Not only are they more shatter-proof, but also lighter than standard lenses, providing extra comfort.
Don't skimp when investing in a pair of protective goggles. It's an easy way to guard your child's eyes!