Eyewear That Protects Your Child’s Eyes

Each year, thousands of eye injuries could be prevented if more people would wear safety glasses or protective eyewear.
Eye injuries happen all too frequently when adults and kids are enjoying sports or working around the home. Children are especially vulnerable to eye injuries because they often don’t consider that their eyes, and possibly a lifetime of healthy vision, are at stake.

According to Prevent Blindness America, approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries each year in the United States are severe enough to require emergency room care — that’s one every 13 minutes!

And experts agree that 90 percent of these injuries could easily be prev ented by wearing protective eyewear. For children, eye injuries happen mainly during sports and other active play. Kids should wear eye protection for the following sports and recreational activities:
baseball, softball, racquetball, tennis, badminton, soccer, ice hockey, paintball, street hockey, basketball, lacrosse, archery, fencing, boxing, & karate.