Playing a sport can be fun, relaxing and beneficial to your health, and by protecting your eyes you can enjoy participating in your favorite activities while reducing your risk of injury. Every 13 minutes emergency rooms across the United States treat someone for a sports-related eye injury. By wearing the appropriate protective eyewear, most sports eye injuries can be prevented. At the office of Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish) we offer a comprehensive selection of durable, effective protective eyewear. Our friendly professional team will guide you in choosing the right eyewear for your needs.
Different sports have different requirements for protecting your eyes, however, all protective eyewear should have impact resistant lenses and should meet the performance standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.The most effective protective lenses are fabricated using polycarbonate materials, which can have built in UV protection and can be coated for scratch resistance. For sports that require a helmet, it’s important to make sure the frames of your eyewear fit underneath your headgear. Wraparound frames help keep dirt and dust out your eyes in sports such as sailing and biking. Another aspect to consider when choosing protective eyewear is whether or not you require corrective lenses. With a comprehensive eye exam, our office is able to identify visual impairments, which can also contribute to injury, and fabricate protective eyewear with corrective lenses built in. Making sure your eyewear fits comfortably and precisely is also a priority. For children, protective eyewear may need to be adjusted or replaced as your child grows. Of course, we also want your sports eyewear to look great, and with our vast selection of lightweight frames and goggles, we’ll help you find something that not only protects your eye, but also suits your style.
At the office of Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish), we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.