Healthy Eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

9. Why should I wear protective eye wear?

Eye injuries can be just as serious as eye diseases. You can prevent most eye injuries by wearing protective eyewear when doing activities around the house or playing sports. Protective eyewear can include goggles and safety glasses, shields, and eye guards.

Most protective eyewear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics. Many eye care providers sell protective eyewear, as do sporting goods and hardware stores.

Learn more about wearing protective eyewear at home and when playing sports.