Eye Injuries Occur in the Heat of Competition
Approximately 100,000 sports-related injuries occur each year. Nearly 50 percent of these injuries require costly emergency room attention. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries because they are still developing their athletic skills. Because accidents to the eye can occur unexpectedly, it is important to wear protective eyewear during competition.
Sports eyewear can help to minimize and often prevent the damage caused by 90 percent of all sports-related injuries. That is why many professional athletes wear protective glasses.
Recreational Eyewear Offers the Highest Level of Protection Against Injuries
The highest-quality recreational eyewear frames are made of a hypo-allergenic thermal-plastic to withstand a high level of punishment while protecting the eye. The lenses should be a polycarbonate that is many times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses. Ultraviolet protection often is an additional benefit.
Proper Selection is Crucial When Selecting Sports Eyewear
Proper selection and adjustment of a sports frame are crucial for optimum eye protection. It is important to have a practical fitting system that can assist dispensers in selecting, fitting and adjusting sports frames. An optician at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cole Eye Institute Pearle Vision will see that you have an “optimal fit” while selecting recreational eyewear.
The Cole Eye Institute Offers Many Different Styles of Recreational Eyewear
A wide variety of recreational eyewear options are available at the Pearle Vision at the Cole Eye Institute.
These include ones that are specifically designed for children under 10, ones with wider bridges for enhanced comfort, ones that wrap around the sides of the head to provide more side-to-side coverage, ones that have a watertight seal for swimming and ones that provide maximal peripheral vision. A variety of colors is also available.
To learn more or to make an appointment at the Pearle Vision at the Cole Eye Institute, call 216/444-5886