Safety & Sport

Thousands of sports-related eye injuries happen every day. About two thirds of those happen to children and young adults who are under the age of 25.

Protective sports glasses and goggles keep your eyes safe from injury. They can also help improve athletic performance.

These glasses even have the added benefit of protecting eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The doctors at Eye Care Associates of Haslett & Perry can customize a solution that is best for your activity. Whether it is on the golf course, basketball court, field, lake, road, slopes, or in the pool, there’s an eye care solution for you.

Common sports that we offer protective sports glasses for include football, basketball, baseball, mixed martial arts, wrestling, boxing, and other contact sports. Our protective glasses are available to both adults and children.

Sports Vision Assessments

Vision is a fundamental component of athletic competition. It can be an advantage in most cases.

Did you know that Ted Williams, the famous baseball all-star, had 20/10 vision? No wonder why he hit .409 in 1941.

Today’s athletes need to see in 20/20 or better and map precise visual information. Being able to see clearly allows athletes to perform better and faster.

The visual system tells the athlete where to be and when to be there. An imperfect visual system leads to degraded or variable athletic performance.

What is worse, it can prevent an athlete from playing to their potential. If you are finding it hard to see while playing sports, you may need a sports vision assessment, which is something we can help you with.

Protective Eye Wear

Hazards exist in every home in many different forms. This may be sharp or poking out edges, unexpected falling objects, chemicals, and many other dangerous situations.

Whether you are working in your garage or redoing your deck, wearing eye protection can reduce the chances of experiencing vision injuries.

Be sure to explain your recreational and work habits to Dr. Pairolero and Dr. Langhorst at your next eye exam to ensure you receive the best possible eye protection.

There are over 100,000 sports-related injuries every year. Almost all of these injuries are preventable if you’re wearing protective eyewear. A survey by the Vision Council of America reports that almost nine in ten people think that children should regularly wear protective eyewear when playing sports. Out of those people, only one in three people report that their children do wear protective eyewear.

Can I Just Wear Prescription Eyeglasses in Place of Protective Safety Glasses?

No, prescription eyeglasses and safety glasses are not the same things. Safety glasses are constructed differently.

These glasses are specially designed to protect your eyes from hazards like debris or particles. Prescription safety glasses must meet strict standards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). To meet OSHA standards, safety glasses must meet strict standards from the ANSI.

Wearing prescription glasses will not provide your eyes with the proper protection that a pair of safety glasses will. You may even suffer more severe injuries if you wear prescription glasses when you should wear protective safety glasses since prescription glasses could shatter and cause further problems.

Does an Employer Have to Pay for Prescription Safety Glasses?

An employer does not have to cover the expenses of non-specialty safety glasses in two cases: if the worker uses them off the job site, or if the worker uses them for personal use. Employers may also choose to provide acceptable alternatives. This includes providing goggles designed to fit over prescription eyeglasses.

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