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Preventing Children’s Eye Damage with Safety Eyewear

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits a year. This is one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported injuries could be simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur when people of all ages are enjoying recreational activities or doing work around the house. Kids are particularly at risk for injuries involving eye damage, which often happen during sport activities.

Having your kids wear protective eyewear when participating in sports will guard them from potential eye damage. Safety glasses are designed in a large selection of styles and colors so allow your child to choose a pair they love to increase the likelihood they will use them.

In order to purchase safety glasses wisely, speak to an experienced optician for recommendations. Our professionals can help you in finding the best pair of protective eyewear for your child, based on the way they will be used. If your child wears glasses, safety glasses can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are optimal for a child that participates in contact sports . Not only are they more shatter-proof, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Be informed when it comes to purchasing a pair of safety goggles. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's eyes!

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