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Preventing Children’s Eye Injuries with Protective Eyewear

Are you aware that each year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's the equivalent of one eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of those damage could be easily prevented by using proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents happen when enjoying sports or doing work around the house. Children are particularly at risk for injuries involving eye damage, which frequently happen during active play.

We advise that children wear safety glasses during all team and contact sports such as basketball or baseball. This will significantly limit their chances of a sports related eye accident. Encouraging your child to select the safety glasses they like best will also increase the likelihood that they won't mind wearing them.

To ensure you get the appropriate fit and the optimal measure of safety, ask a qualified optometrist for advice. Our staff members are happy to help you in buying the right pair of protective eyewear for your child, depending on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, safety glasses can be customized with prescription lenses from your vision care center. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that plays rough sports . Not only are they more shatter-proof, they are also more light-weight than plastic lenses, which tends to be more comfortable.

Don't skimp when investing in a pair of protective glasses. It's an easy way to safeguard your child's sight!

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On July 1st we moved to more spacious, newly built and modernly equipped offices just a short distance from our current locations. Zona Rosa moved to Twin Creeks Shopping Center, 8403 N Mercier Road KC, MO and Fountains moved to Regency Shopping Center, 9216A Metcalf Avenue OP, KS. We look forward to seeing you at the new locations!

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