Sports equipment and clothing are holiday gifts that are sure to be appreciated by the active people on your list. But along with jerseys, shoes, and sporting gear, don’t forget the most important gift of all—the gift of good vision.
Eye injuries are a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. From pokes to projectiles, even minor injuries can sideline a player. And poor vision, whether from poorly designed eyewear or unmet corrective needs, can have a major impact on performance.
Sport and recreational eyewear from Liberty Sport offer both protection and clarity…and do it in style.
Interchangeable Lenses for the Versatile, Active Person
Switch Interchangeable Eyewear lets you instantly swap in the lens you need with the world’s first Magnetic Interchange Lens System™. It’s the ideal solution if your day takes you through changing activities and light conditions. And with 21 different full, semi, and rimless designs to choose from, Switch Eyewear is equally at home at the court, course or office.
Protective Sport Sunglasses for Motorcyclists
Motorcycle riders in particular benefit from high-quality, protective eyewear for the harsh wind and riding conditions they encounter on the roads. Along with keeping out bugs and dust, cyclist eyewear must shield from the sun, wind and rain, and also protect the eyes from possible impact, all while sitting comfortably under a helmet.
Cyclist eyewear from Liberty Sport comes in a variety of styles with a great range of technology to meet all the rider’s needs. Our Rider Collection is Z87 rated, while our Chopper features Powered by Switch magnetic technology with removable side shields. Switch interchangeable sport sunglasses provide sun protection with switchable magnetic lenses for various light conditions, as well as prescription lens fit and Climate Guard on select styles.
Trendy, Protective Eyewear for Active Kids
Children present extra challenges when it comes to protective eyewear. Even the best glasses, goggles, and masks won’t do any good if they’re not worn. Fortunately, athletes like Super Bowl MVP Von Miller have made glasses cool again, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be worn if they don’t fit right. Liberty Sport offers everyday active and sports protective eyewear designed specifically for youngsters. Read our Viewpoint article for information on selecting the right eyewear for your child’s needs.
Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month with Prevent Blindness
Speaking of protecting your children’s eyes, December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were over 250,000 toy-related visits to emergency rooms in 2014. Eye injuries account for an estimated 100,000 doctor visits by children each year—most of them sports-related—and are the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S. As many as 90% of those injuries could be prevented with protective eyewear.
Prevent Blindness, a national eye health organization, urges parents to consider eye safety along with other hazards like cuts, lacerations, and choking when choosing gifts. You can read their recommendations here.
Liberty Sports is committed to preventing sports eye injuries in both children and adults. Take a look at our dozens of choices of protective eyewear to find the style that’s right for your gift giving. And all of us at Liberty Sport wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.