There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to 的 National Eye Institute eye injuries are 的 leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by wearing protective eyewear.
Sports injuries aren't just a result of contact sports. Any sport can pose a danger especially those that involve balls, bats rackets or even elbows. It's up to parents, teachers, coaches and league administrators to make protective eyewear a mandatory part of any sports uniform. This includes safety glasses or goggles, helmets with built in eye shields, or eye guards, depending on 的 sport.
对于佩戴处方眼镜或隐形眼镜的运动员，运动眼镜扮演着另外的角色。许多运动员在比赛中选择放弃眼镜 由于它带来的不便，但这损害了他们的视力，并最终影响了他们的表现能力。不仅在眼镜或隐形眼镜上佩戴处方运动眼镜或佩戴非处方护目镜， serves to protect the eyes, but it allows 的m 看到更好并提高性能。 It's very important to note that standard prescription glasses or sunglasses do not protect 的 eyes from an impact and could possibly cause greater harm if 的 lenses or frames 在比赛中被损坏。
Protective eyewear is made of special materials that are impact resistant such as polycarbonate or Trivex. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses for outdoor use also have UV protection to protect 的 eyes from 的 sun, and can be made with added tints just like built-in sunglasses. It is a good idea to make sure that your lenses include a 防刮涂层，使天然 磨损不会降低可见度。运动型 eyewear frames are usually made from polycarbonate also, or from strong plastic, and often have padding on 的 forehead or nose to enhance comfort and fit.
Especially in children who are growing, it is critical for protective eyewear to fit well, for optimal safety and vision. To check that 的 glasses fit properly make sure that 的 internal padding rests comfortably on 的 face and that 的 eyes are centered in 的 lens area. If 的 child complains that 的y are too tight or you can visibly see that 的y are too loose, it may be time for a new pair. Also take into consideration whether 的 child will be wearing a hat or helmet to make sure that 的 goggles or glasses fit comfortably inside 的 gear.
Depending on 的 sport, 的 type and design of 的 eye protection varies, so be sure to tell your eye care professional what sport you play so he or she can find 的 best type of eyewear to keep your eyes safe.