Top Cause Of Blindness In Children – Are You Protecting Yours This Spring?

Spring has sprung and the time for outdoor sports is quickly approaching! You might pack up your kid’s sporting gear, the sunscreen, the water bottle – are you forgetting their protective eyewear though? Just like sunscreen protects their skin from potential damage from the sun, the right eye protection protects them from the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States – eye injuries.

Each year, there are nearly 100,000 cases of sports-related eye injuries, with associated costs topping $175 million. In 9 out of 10 cases, the injury could have been prevented had the child worn protective eyewear. It is important to note that vision correction eyewear, such as contact lenses and eyeglasses – or even sunglasses – are not sufficient protection. Eye guards, goggles, safety glasses or shields must be worn in order to protect against injury.

If your child’s sporting activity does not require the use of protective eyewear, insisting it be implemented might make all the difference for your child or someone else’s. Anytime your child is faced with an object moving directly towards their face, there is an inherent risk of significant eye injury.

Keeping our children active is great for their health and development – just as we would protect them with helmets and elbow or knee guards, we must also protect them with wraparound eye protection. They have one pair of eyes, and a lifetime of sights to see!

 

 


The Downfall Of Buying Glasses From An Online Store

Glasses are your most worn accessory. As such, it’s important that you get the right prescription and frames. With unlicensed online boutiques offering fashionable frames for a fraction of the price of designer ones, it can be tempting, to say the least. However, when you buy glasses online, you’re running a huge risk. From the size of your frames to the material of your lenses, this article will list three benefits of buying your glasses from a brick and mortar store like Precision Vision Boutique.

Frame Size

Everyone has different sized faces that are different shapes— making buying frames online to be extremely difficult. If you have a small face, you don’t want glasses that are overbearing. Whereas if you have a larger face, you want glasses that aren’t too small. When you buy your frames online, you are gambling with how they are going to fit your face. However, by coming into our Precision Vision boutique, you can try on all of our frames to find a pair that matches your face perfectly.

The Color

You may look online and see a model sporting a pair of red glasses only to try them on after you’ve ordered them and realize it’s not your color. Depending on your skin tone, eye color, and hair color, certain colors may look better than others on you. And because your glasses are so close to your face, it’s important that you choose the right color. At our Precision Vision Boutique, we offer a broad range of styles and colors of glasses for you to try on.

The Lens Material

If you find a screaming deal online for a frame and lens combination, you might want to jump on it. However, before hitting the “buy” button, make sure that you look at the lens material— it probably is a cheap plastic that is going to scratch easily and give you glare problems. When you come into the Precision Vision Boutique, one of our staff members will go over with you all of your different lens material options so that you leave our office with a lens that will fit into your lifestyle.

Buying glasses from an unlicensed online retailer can be tempting if they are affordable. However, it is risky. By coming into our Precision Vision boutique instead, you can get it right the first time. To learn more about Precision Vision or to schedule your eye examination, contact us today!