In a little over a month we will be saying good bye to winter, skiing, sledding and snowboarding and hello to spring, baseball, softball and soccer. You are more than likely you are already in talks with your child about which sports they will place this spring, and looking into your area teams. We want to remind you that as you sign your kids up for spring sports to remember to buy eye protection. Eye protection is an equally, if not more important piece of equipment as helmets, cleats, knee pads, shin guards or face masks.
According to Prevent Blindness America, each year an estimated 25,000 children under the age of 15 suffer sports-related eye injuries in the U.S., with most being preventable. Sports related eye injuries can lead to short and long term vision problems as well as complete vision loss. To protect your children’s eyes during spring sports pick up a pair of Real Kids Shades Xtreme Sports sunglasses. They feature a mesh-line adjustable neoprene band, a wrap around design to protect against peripheral light and 100% UV/UB protection.