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Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's an trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that the vast majority of those accidents could be easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of injuries take place when playing sports or during household chores. Youth are especially at risk for accidents involving eye damage, which often occur during sport activities.

Children should use safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as baseball, soccer and hockey. This will almost entirely reduce their chances of a sports related eye injury. Allowing your child to choose their own pair will also increase the chances that they will enjoy wearing them.

In order to purchase safety glasses wisely, consult with a qualified optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to assist you in purchasing the best pair of glasses for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that engages in heavy duty sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which offers greater comfort.

Don't skimp when buying a pair of protective goggles. It's worth it when it comes to protecting your child's sight!