Protective sport eyewear is highly recommended for children and adults participating in sporting activities. Eye injuries happen to be the leading cause of blindness in children according to the NEHEP & The National Eye Institute. In the United States, emergency rooms treat a sports-related eye injury, on average, every 13 minutes, one third of which involve children.
Sport eyewear not only protects the eye but may assist athletes in achieving maximum performance levels. Almost every prescription can be placed in this specialty eyewear and lenses that adjust for sun exposure may also be used. There are many sizes and designs available to meet the needs of all athletes big and small, professional and recreational.
Sporting glasses have been successfully used for some physically challenged patients that may have difficulty keeping their eyewear in place.
Thank you to our Guest Blogger Amy Shabat, Licensed Optician in our Westfield office.