Prescription Goggles and Sports Glasses
Although our Adidas sunglasses line is a great option for sports like running and cycling, and Miraflex glasses are a great option for kids at school on the playground, for sports like baseball and basketball where there is a higher chance of getting a baseball or finger in the eye, we recommend prescription goggles.
We carry a wide selection of EyeGuard prescription goggles, which we are also able to provide without prescription for contact lens wearers or patients who need only protection rather than visual correction. While we like the range of styles and the modern look of this line of goggles, the primary reason we have chosen this line for our office is for its safety, as demonstrated in the above video. While other goggles, even more expensive ones, may break, or the lenses may shatter, this line holds up well under stress and impact.
These prescription goggles are available in a wide range of styles and colors. One basic choice you have is whether you would like the temple or strap version of the goggles. Basically, while both styles come with a strap, the version with temples also has temple arms that reach over the ears to secure the glasses on your head. It’s probably easiest to come in and try both versions before making up your mind.
Though at Portland Eye Care we are always on the lookout for disease or signs of infection, and we take pains to make sure young wearers are taking good care of their contact lenses, the fact remains that (according to the National Eye Institute) “eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.” And, “ninety percent of sports-related eye injuries can be avoided with the use of protective eyewear.”