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Why Are Sports Safety Glasses Important for Athletes?

Last updated 7 years ago

School is starting up again, which means children and teenagers across Long Island are getting ready to participate in their favorite school sports. All parents work hard to ensure their children’s safety in school and on the court, field, or rink. One of the most important factors to consider is children’s vision and how to protect it when they’re playing. Sports safety glasses are important for athletes of every level for many reasons, including:

  • Protection from sports equipment. Most sports involve equipment or gear that is thrown, tossed, passed, or moved, often with a lot of force. Whether your child plays baseball, basketball, football, or hockey, it’s important to ensure their eyes and eyeglasses are protected from moving objects. By wearing sports safety glasses, athletes can protect their eyes from injury and their glasses from damage, either shielding their corrective lenses or offering a durable alternative.
  • Protection from other athletes. We encourage our children to do their best and play to their fullest potential in all games, including those with physical contact. Whenever athletes compete in contact sports, there is always a risk for injuries. While a few bumps and bruises may heal after a few days, eye injuries can be much more serious and can result in serious vision loss. You can help your children protect themselves from these injuries by ensuring they have proper safety eyewear.
  • Protection from the elements. Both indoor and outdoor sports expose children to a variety of elements including dust, rain, wind, sun, and pollen. With so much movement throughout the game, it can be easy for particles to get into athletes’ eyes. This can be both distracting and dangerous. By supplying your child with sports safety galsses, your athlete can play to his or her fullest potential.

At Wize Eyes, we carry the best selection of eyeglasses in Long Island, including sports safety eyewear. Our vision experts can speak to you about the importance of proper safety gear and help you find the right eyewear. Learn more today by visiting us online or calling us at (631) 351-4900.


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