Make Eye Safety Your Goal During Sports Injury Prevention Month

Children's Safety Glasses

Pyramex Mini-Ztek Safety Glasses with Gray Lens

The kids are back in school, signaling an end to the lazy days of summer and the start of school sports events. With obesity rates rising, it’s more important than ever to encourage kids to stay active and play a team sport. Yet, September reminds us of the need to also ensure our children wear Sports Safety Glasses – after all, it’s Sports Injury Prevention Month. With the National Health Interview Study reporting that 84.6% of children do not wear adequate kid’s safety glasses, protecting our children’s vision is absolutely imperative during school sports.

We can’t think of a school sport that wouldn’t be safer wearing safety glasses – even golf comes with inherent dangers in being hit by errant ball or sand flying up when trying to hit that ball out of a sand trap. In fact, 600,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year, with the Prevent Blindness America organization finding that 90% of those eye injuries could be prevented with appropriate sports safety glasses.

Here’s our tried and true ways to encourage your child to wear protective eyewear:

  1. Parents, take the initiative. In most cases, your child is going to look to you to when it comes to purchasing kid’s safety glasses. You’ll need to only spend a few minutes in our Children’s Safety Glasses section to find effective and affordable safety glasses for your child.
  2. But let your child choose. What’s the secret to ensuring your child actually wears the safety glasses you purchased for him or her? Let your kid choose their favorite! We have stylish Pink Kid’s Safety Glasses for the girls and Smoke Lens Safety Glasses for the boys, just two styles among all the ANSI Z87.1 certified children’s safety glasses in our collection.
  3. Spread the word. As you chat with other parents at your child’s sports games, talk to them about the importance of eye safety during Sports Injury Prevention Month, and all year round. We bet they’ll want to make sure their kids stay safe too – and the more kids on the playing field wearing sports safety glasses, the more likely your child will be to wear them.

Whether your child is in a high eye-risk sport like basketball, baseball, softball, or lacrosse, or a moderate-risk sport like water polo, boxing, or martial arts, it’s important that you make sure your child has the appropriate children’s safety glasses. As parents, we worry about the safety of our kids and all the unknown risks of modern life. By choosing Sport’s Safety Glasses, you can finally prevent a known safety risk for your child. Earns the 2012 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum Award

We work hard every day at Safety Glasses USA to earn your business, and we couldn’t be more pleased to hear that we’ve been selected as one of only 38 recipients – out of 5,200 businesses – to have been awarded the 2012 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum Award. With only .73% of the Bizrate® Insights North American Retailer Network earningBizrate Circle Of Excellence Platinum Award this award, we feel immensely grateful to have so many loyal customers and safety glasses fans.

The award was granted to us based on the following criteria, which was evaluated by our very own customers, post-purchase:

  • Overall satisfaction during the shopping experience
  • Variety and depth of product selection
  • Ability to quickly and easily find the desired product(s)
  • Likelihood the customer will order again from us
  • Customer satisfaction; ensure product met expectations
  • Shipping was prompt and as described
  • Exceptional customer support and service

Bill Glass, CEO of, the parent company of Bizrate®, discusses the powerful meaning of this award in the press release, “Bizrate® Insights Names the 2012 Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award Recipients.”

“Every year, the Bizrate® Circle of Excellence continues to be an emblem of the best online retail experience that a consumer can have from retailers both big and small, and across nearly all product categories,” explains Glass.

We will always consider “safety first” as our business philosophy, but it’s keeping our commitment to excellence for customers and SGUSA fans like you will remain as the cornerstone of our company. We sincerely thank you for the wonderful accomplishment you have helped us achieve.

Smith Optics Elite Sunglasses – The Last Word In Tough, Tactical Technology

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “elite” as “the best of a class,” aptly fitting the military grade Smith Optics series: Smith Optics Elite. With two series making up this superior line – Tactical Core and Tactical Lifestyle, Smith Optics is upping the bar to safety sunglasses that have a comfortable fit, while being tough enough to have a place in real-life combat zones.

Smith Optics Elite Tactical Core Series

Like all of us here at Safety Glasses USA, Smith Optics honors the men and women serving our country, and set out to design Smith Optics Elite goggles and safety sunglasses to help protect their vision, and in turn, their lives. The Smith Optics Tactical Core Series emphasizes military grade impact protection that meets US MIL-DTL-43511D standards, with a snug fit that conforms to the face without sacrificing comfort. Smith Optics excels in all of its lines, includes:

Smith Optics Elite Outside-The-Wire Goggles

Smith Optics Elite Outside-The-Wire Goggles

  • Outside The Wire Tactical Goggle: A custom fit strap keeps these Smith Optics elite goggles securely on your face so you can succeed in any situation. Many of the goggles in this line feature several different lens colors, including gray, clear, and yellow, to ensure you have the right lens for every lighting condition.
  • Aegis ARC Eyeshield: If you’re in an area where shots can be fired, whether it’s a local shooting range or overseas combat situation, ballistic eyewear is absolutely vital. The Aegis ARC line boasts PivLock Lens Interchange Technology for quick lens changing and Tapered Lens Technology to combat distortion.
  • Boogie Regulator Goggles: Keep it simple, right? That’s the methodology behind Boogie Regulator Goggles – their ventilated lenses prevent fogging, with a silicone strap to ensure a snug fit. Of course, they also meet US MIL-DTL-43511D goggle impact level standards and are ANSI Z87.1 Compliant.

Smith Optics Elite Tactical Lifestyle Series

You may not find yourself in a combat situation anytime soon, but if you’re in a non-combat military or law enforcement role, you still need the resilience and protection that the Smith Optics Elite line can offer you. With lines ranging from the classic Smith Optics Elite Director sunglasses to the sleek Smith Optics Elite Hudson line, these sunglasses feature the Smith Optics Tapered Lens Technology to prevent distortion, while still meeting ANSI Z87.1 and MIL-PRF-31013 impact standards.

Smith Optics continues to raise the bar in crafting high performance safety sunglasses and goggles designed for the everyday ballistics enthusiast to the men and women protecting our country. We applaud Smith Optics for their continual emphasis on state-of-the-art technology and durability in all their sunglass and goggle lines.