40,000 eye injuries each year are sports-related. Fast-moving objects like balls, racquets, and even hands and elbows, can cause great damage that could be avoided altogether with the use of protective eyewear. Regardless of whether you have an eye prescription or already wear contact lenses, if you play sports, are involved in high-impact activities, or work in an environment where stray particles tend to fly about at increased speeds, you ought to consider investing in protective eyewear for yourself.
Many kinds of protective eyewear are available, depending on the type of activities you perform. For players of sports like basketball, football, soccer, hockey and baseball, goggles are increasing common. Generally, they are made of extremely high-impact-resistant material like polycarbonate lenses, which are ten times stronger than regular plastic. It is also recommended that you choose a scratch-resistant coating, along with an ultraviolet protective coating.
One thing to remember: sports frames no longer have to be unappealing. Many wrap completely around the face to present a sleek silhouette while also providing excellent eye protection and cushioning to guard your nose and around-the-eye areas.
If you are in the market for protective eyewear, stop into Charlotte Jones Opticians. We’ll help you find the perfect pair to complement your high-performing lifestyle.