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All Parents Should Know About Children’s Safety Glasses

Are you aware that each year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? This is equal to one trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported accidents would have been simply prevented by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents happen when participating in sports or during household chores. Kids are particularly prone to eye injuries, which often occur during active play.

Children should guard their eyes with safety glasses during most sports such as soccer, tennis or karate. This will almost entirely reduce their chances of a sports related eye injury. Allowing your child to select the safety glasses they like best will also increase the chances that they won't mind wearing them.

In order to purchase safety glasses wisely, ask an experienced optician for suggestions. Our professionals are happy to assist you in finding the best pair of glasses for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that participates in contact sports such as football. Not only are they more durable, but also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during active play.

Take your time when it comes to buying a pair of safety glasses. It's an easy step to guard your child's eyes