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Everything Parents Should Know About Children’s Eye Protection

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's equal to an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of the reported accidents would have been simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging accidents take place when enjoying sports or during household chores. Kids are particularly prone to eye injuries, which frequently happen during sport activities.

Having your kids use protective glasses when participating in physical activities will significantly reduce the likelihood of eye injuries on the field. Protective eyewear can be found in a size-able selection of styles and colors so encourage your child to purchase their favorite look to enhance the chances they will use them.

To ensure you get the appropriate fit and the correct amount of protection, ask an experienced optometrist for advice. Our professionals are happy to assist you in finding the right pair of glasses for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays heavy duty sports. They are not only more durable, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Don't skimp when it comes to purchasing a pair of safety glasses. It's a simple step to safeguard your child's vision!