When it comes to children wearing protective eyewear for sports, it’s use (or lack thereof) is often determined by the parents under the child’s assertion that sports eyewear isn’t “cool,” and that their reputation and the ability to “fit in” (which is already a full-time job for kids) will be crushed if they are made to wear what’s right to protect their eyes.
Hey, we know it’s not easy being a kid, and it’s really not easy “fitting in” or even being “cool.” They may not object to wearing regular sunglasses, but these types of everyday recreation sunglasses are designed to block harmful UV rays, not elbows, objects and sports equipment. For sports and active play, dedicated protective eyewear is needed, no matter what the kids say. “Not looking cool” is NOT a reason to neglect wearing protective sports eyewear and risking eye injury should not be part of a popularity contest. However, we want to make your life easier by offering sports eyewear that protects AND looks fantastic.
Cool and Trendy Protective Sports Eyewear for Kids
At Liberty Sport, we understand that getting children to wear protective eyewear is no easy task. By incorporating the highest level of impact resistance (our sports protective products meet or exceed ASTM F803 standards) with a trend-forward, “cool” factor, we not only protect them during sports and active play, but do it in style, offering an option that takes virtually every prescription.
Our product selection includes sports eyewear that is trend-forward in color and design. Whether you’re a parent struggling to get your child to wear the eyewear, or an eye care professional advocating for sports goggles use, your job will be easier with our variety of attractive models to encourage wear.
Also keep in mind the nearly endless list of professional athletes who protect their eyes with sports goggles. Reminding families and kids that these pro athletes take care of their eyes without regard to “looking cool” could help your case! These athletes wear the sports goggles with pride and pull them off in style, just as each young, active athlete can.
Prioritizing Safety while Looking Great
Sports-related eye injuries are the leading cause of youth blindness. Parents need to ensure that kids are fully protected while playing sports, and that the protection used meets or exceed the strictest ASTM F803 standards for impact-resistance. Liberty Sport offers protective eyewear solutions that not only deliver results, but look amazing.
For more information regarding the latest products and how they can help you, browse our youth protective eyewear.
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