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Preventing Children’s Eye Accidents with Protective Glasses

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room a year. That's the equivalent of one accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts agree that most of the reported accidents would have been simply avoided by using proper eye protection. Most injuries occur when playing recreational activities or doing work around the home. Children are especially at risk for accidents involving eye damage, which frequently happen during active play.

Being strict about ensuring your children use protective eyewear when participating in physical activities will significantly lower the occurrence of eye injuries on the court. Safety glasses can be found in an impressive variety of designs and colors so encourage your child to select a pair they love to increase the likelihood they will wear them.

To ensure you choose a pair with a great fit and the proper measure of safety, consult with a qualified eye care professional for advice. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on the kind of activity they will be used for. If your child wears glasses, protective eyewear can be customized with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Consider trivex or polycarbonate lenses if your child engages in contact sports. Not only are they more shatter-resistant, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, providing extra comfort.

Be informed when it comes to purchasing safety eyewear. It's an easy way to safeguard your child's eyes!


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