Whether you are at home, work, or on the field, the value of safety eyewear is huge. Every day in America more than 2,000 people injure their eyes, and more than 90% of these injuries are preventable just by wearing an affordable pair of safety glasses. As eye care professionals that want to see the best for our patients and community, these statistics are truly heartbreaking.
Accidental injury is more common that people realize, and for many that endure an eye injury, the vision lost will never be restored.
Many people are careful to wear safety glasses when at work or on a jobsite, but neglect to do so when at home. More than 125,000 eye injuries occur every year at the home. Something as simple as mowing the lawn or changing the oil on your car presents risk for your eyes.
There’s a stigma associated with safety eyewear that it has to be big, bulky, unfashionable, and uncomfortable. Today, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
For athletes, we offer eyewear from today’s leading performance brands like Maui Jim and Oakley. In addition to looking great, performance frames offer significant additional benefits in terms of comfort and durability.
If you require vision correction, you know how awkward and uncomfortable it is to wear a pair of safety glasses over top of your regular glasses. While many athletes opt for contact lenses, they aren’t suitable for everyone and, equally as important, it’s not always possible to wear them.
We can build your corrective lens prescription into your safety glasses, eliminating the need for a cumbersome and uncomfortable double-glasses setup, and allowing you to enjoy corrected vision while playing without having to wear contact lenses.
In addition to having your prescription built-in, a pair of performance/safety glasses come with additional benefits such as being made of ultra-durable materials, having components (such as hinges) designed to be used and abused, and lenses that are scratch resistant and shatterproof.