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 an 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 are 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 pick 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 big 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.