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Prevent Children’s Eye Damage with Safety Eyewear

Did you know that every year approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room treatment? That's equal to an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of those injuries would have been simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not injuries take place when enjoying sports or during household chores. Children are particularly at risk for eye injuries, which frequently occur during sport activities.

If you have children who participate in active sport, you should make certain they wear protective eyewear during active play. Safety glasses come in a size-able selection of designs and shapes so encourage your child to select their favorite look to enhance the chances they will wear them.

To ensure you choose a pair with the appropriate fit and the optimal measure of protection, speak to a qualified eye care professional for suggestions. Our staff members can help you in finding the best pair of goggles for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child plays rough sports. They are not only more durable, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.

Be informed when it comes to investing in a pair of safety goggles. It's an easy way to protect your child's eyes!