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Protecting Your Children’s Eyes

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's equal to an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the reported damage could be easily avoided by wearing protective eyewear. More often than not eye damaging accidents happen when playing recreational activities or working around the house. Youth are particularly vulnerable to eye accidents, which often occur during active play.

Being strict about ensuring your children wear protective eyewear when participating in contact sports will guard them from possible eye injury. Protective eyewear comes in a size-able selection of designs and shapes so encourage your child to purchase their favorite look to ensure they will wear them.

To ensure you get the appropriate fit and the optimal amount of protection, ask an experienced eye care professional for recommendations. Our professionals are happy to help you in finding the best pair of glasses for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays rough sports. They are not only more durable, they are also lighter than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Be informed when purchasing safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's eyes!