Safety Awareness Month!
~Get Smart, Be Safe, & Save~
Safety glasses/goggles are just as important as helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads and are recommend for all sports whether you have a prescription or not. A cyclist would not mount a bike with out his helmet nor would a football player hit the field without his helmet. So why do so many participate in sports with out their safety glasses?
Glasses and goggles that are worn for protective eye wear are tested and marked between two standards, ASTM and ANSI. The ASTM F803 Standard covers all ball/stick/bat sports.If protective eye wear is required for your sport (i.e. women's lacrosse, racquetball) make sure that the sport is independently certified for that sport. Normally, it will be listed on the goggles tag. But if the sport does not require eye wear such as soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. then it will not be one of the sports listed on the tag of the eye wear but will be covered under the blanket ASTM standard so it doesn't have to specifically list your sport if eyewear is not required. Here are some injury statistics:
- 12% of annual cost of medical care is for injuries, and 30 million people go to the emergency room (40,000) of those are for eye injuries
- Every 13 minutes a person has an eye injury serious enough to require a trip to the ER
- 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with sports protective eye wear.
- Healthy People 2020 is recommending the use of sports protective eye wear to prevent eye injuries
Don't be part of a statistic, order your safety glasses today and receive 10% off. Discount only includes safety glasses that meet ASTM and ANSI safety requirement. Limited time only: Available through the month of April!
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