Did you know that every year, thousands of eye injuries in children are due to sports and other activities? The eyecare professionals at Big Bend Family Eye Care know that while some kids may not find protective eyewear to be cool, most of these eye injuries could be prevented if more kids wore the protective eyewear. With intense sports like basketball in full swing, your child needs all the help he can get.
“Monkey See, Monkey Do”
Every 13 Minutes
Eye Injuries Occur More Often Than You Think
For children, eye injuries happen mainly during sports and other active play. Almost 40,000 sports-related eye injuries happen each year in these United States. Most are bad enough to need a trip to the local optometrist. Every 13 minutes, our children get some type of eye emergency! 90% of these injuries could be prevented by just wearing protective eyewear.
Prevent Eye Injuries with Protective Eyewear
Remember the phrase, ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do”? Your kids will try to emulate you. So if they see you wearing protective eyewear, they will follow your lead. And take the time to teach and educate your kids about the risk of eye injuries and insist that they follow your example.
Big Bend Family Eye Care recommends scheduling a consultation to make sure your child’s eyewear fits well and provides the amount of protection needed for the sports and activities he or she participates in.
Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses also shield your child’s eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which may reduce their risk of eye problems such as cataracts later in life.