Avoiding Injuries: Should My Child Wear Sports Goggles?
Parents are right to be concerned about the potential for injuries when their children participate in sports. If your child relies on eyeglasses to correct their vision, you must be cautious about participating in sports without adequate protection.
Your Optometrist Recommends Sports Goggles for Your Athletic Child
Our optometrist has seen cases where children injure their eyes while playing sports. In fact, approximately 40,000 cases of sports-related injuries to the eye occur every year in the United States. The situation is even more dire when you consider that most of these sports-related eye injuries occur in children aged 5-14.
To keep your child from becoming one of these statistics, we urge you to come in to be fitted for protective eyewear.
Switching to contact lenses is not always an option for children, so arranging for special sports goggles will likely be your best line of defense. A speeding baseball or soccer ball hitting a child in the face wearing conventional glasses can lead to broken shards of glass damaging the eyes, requiring extensive surgery to repair.
We will examine your child to obtain the prescription and then will produce special prescription lenses to be fitted into strong and sturdy sports goggles for maximum protection.
Make an Appointment for Your Child to See the Eye Doctor Today
Keeping your child healthy and safe is our highest priority at Crystal Vision Center, where we maintain a caring environment. Since protective eyewear is essential for avoiding injuries, it’s a good idea to come in for a consultation as soon as possible. If you have any questions about sports goggles or are ready to set an appointment for your kid to be examined by our eye doctor, please get in touch with Crystal Vision Center today.
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