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The current situation of the sports-related eye injuries
Almost three-quarters of sports-related eye injuries happen to those younger than 25, while approximately 43 percent occur in children younger than 15, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But the American Academy of Ophthalmology says that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.
Something you need to know about protecting your child's vision
Fundamentally, regular eyeglasses and sunglasses are not enough because they are not strong enough to stand up to hard blows or fast-flying objects. Americas Group, a leading provider of dental, eye care and hearing care plans offers these tips for choosing the right eyewear and protecting your child's vision.
On one hand, if your child wears prescription eyeglasses, ask your eye doctor to fit your child with prescription eye guards. It is known that eye guards with polycarbonate lenses are the most impact resistant. Moreover, some eye guards come with an anti-fog coating, or side vents to prevent fogging. Try on different types to figure out which will work best for your child.
On the other hand, choose protective eyewear with wraparound frames to help to protect the eyes from all sides. If they want to stay in the sun, they have to choose wraparound sunglasses, which can protect their eyes both from strong sunlight and the flying particles from different directions.
Make sure protective eyewear fits properly. Most come with an adjustable strap to accommodate the child's growth. Kids grow quickly, so check the fit of your child's protective eyewear at least once a year, more often if he or she has had a growth spurt. If frames are too large, they won't provide enough protection and could obstruct peripheral vision. If they are too small, they can be uncomfortable and make it too easy to leave them off.
Additionally, each sport has specific requirements for eye protection. Check the packaging to make sure the product you select has been tested for use in your child's sport.