Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of those accidents could be easily prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not injuries happen when adults and children are participating in recreational activities or during household chores. Youth are particularly at risk for eye injuries, which often occur during sport activities.
Children should use protective eyewear during all team and contact sports such as basketball or baseball. This will greatly limit their chances of a sports related eye accident. Allowing your child to select the protective glasses they like best will also increase the likelihood that they will be more willing to wear them.
In order to get the right fit and the correct measure of safety, ask a qualified optician for advice. Our professionals can help you in purchasing the right pair of goggles for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays contact sports . Not only are they more durable, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which provides greater comfort.
Take your time when investing in safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's sight!