We all want our children to enjoy playing sports but there are some important facts that parents should be aware of:

Approximately every 13 minutes a person with a sports related eyed injury visits an emergency room.

There are over 600,000 eye injuries related to sports and recreation every year.

Most children do not utilize protective eyewear in situations where eye injury could occur.

More than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with the use of appropriate protective eyewear.

Considering purchasing sports eye protection? Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for appropriate eyewear:

All eye protection purchased for outdoor sports should include appropriate UV protection, including both UVA and UVB.

Adding an anti-reflective coating can add comfort by reducing glare for both indoor and outdoor sports.

Always use a sports band or retention strap to ensure that the frame stays in place.

Card’s Opticians has information available to help you determine the appropriate type of eye protection for the sport or sports that you or your child is involved in.

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