Carolyn sent in a story about her son, Jack, who is 2 1/2 and wears Miraflex glasses for farsightedness. He had been playing with his little sister, when he fell off his bed in just the right way that his lens popped out and pushed under his eyebrow. The resulting cut from the lens required 6 stitches to close up. As Carolyn wrote, they’re very thankful for the Miraflex glasses, as other frames could have broken and made the injury even worse.
Ann Felicia also wrote about her son getting a cut on his face from his glasses a couple of years ago.
This is definitely something to keep in mind when you’re looking for glasses for your child. Think about how the frames and the lenses will handle falls or accidents. The lens material is extremely important, and for this reason, polycarbonate is generally recommended for children since it is very hard and shatter proof.
Another thing to consider is sports goggles, especially if your child is participating in sports that are rough or could cause injuries to their eyes. Accidents will happen, and we can’t always prepare for everything, but given how much we’re trying to take care of their vision, it makes sense to also be sure we’re protecting them from injuries.