Does my child need protective eyewear?
Thousands of eye injuries could be prevented each year if more children wore protective eyewear. According to Prevent Blindness America, there are approximately 40,000 sports-related injuries each year that are severe enough to require emergency services. That's one sports related eye injury every 13 minutes. Eye injuries happen all too frequently when kids are enjoying sports, or while in 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, can be at stake. It is extremely important that children with limited vision in one eye use protective eyewear.