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Eye Clinic & Optometry Centre for Children and Adults

Safety Eyewear for Sports    

Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness in children. One-third of sports-related eye injuries involves children and often results in vision loss. Nearly all sports-related eye injuries are preventable. Ophthalmologist and optometrists play a critical role in recommending the use of eye protectors with polycarbonate lenses during sports to prevent eye injuries regardless of whether they have normal vision or they wear glasses or contact lenses.

Sports are classified into three risk categories: high, moderate, and low. Baseball/softball, ice hockey, racquet sports including badminton, table tennis, tennis, racquetball, and squash, basketball, fencing, lacrosse, paintball, and boxing are all at high risk for eye injuries.

All children need comfortable fitting and sports-specific eyewear that meets the personal eye protection specifications and European safety standards. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity. Ordinary prescription glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses do not provide adequate protection in eye-hazardous situations.  Polycarbonate lenses provide the best eye protection for many sports as it is 10 times more impact-resistant than other materials. They are also lightweight, scratch-resistant, thin, and can be designed to meet most eyewear designs or prescriptions.


Manufactured in accordance with EU Directive 89/686/EEC and EN 166:2001 for personal eye protection.