Sports Eyewear for Children & Teenagers

Why is sports safety eyewear important?

Sport is now the biggest cause of hospital admission for serious eye injury in the UK and according to the National Society to Prevent Blindness, of the 120,000 eye injuries sustained each year, over 50% are attributable to those under 25.

Children can be resistant to the idea of wearing sports goggles for fear of "looking funny" when they play football or rugby, but they are quickly becoming an accepted part of the sport, much as bike helmets have become the norm for cycling and knee pads and elbow protection when skateboarding.

When playing sports such as rugby, football, tennis, or squash you need to wear protection that has been designed to do that job. Ordinary spectacles and contact lenses do not protect the eye adequately from impact or projectiles, and on occasions, can be more dangerous if the glass or contact lens shatters or is impacted. Fortunately, there has been a great deal of research and technology gone into making sports eyewear that is safe, durable, and lightweight.

What do I need to consider?

At Holland & James we have a range of Leader Sports Eyewear for children and teenagers that include the following features:

·         Impact resistant padding and anti-slip properties such as anti-slip temples and nose pieces.

·         Extra nose padding to create an air gap below the frame or air vents to prevent fogging and provide impact protection.

·         Curved polycarbonate lenses for much better impact resistance and periphery vision compared to normal glasses.

·         Meet British safety standards to protect the eyes from high impact.

Thinking of another Sport?

Is there another sport that you or your child does that requires more specific eyewear? Such as swimming, diving, cycling, or running? At Holland & James we have access to a wide range of sports eyewear so don’t hesitate to come in and have a chat with us about your needs.