All eyewear purchased for children eighteen years and under at EyeglassUniverse.com are provided with polycarbonate lenses to meet minimum impact protection standards in the United States. Trivex lenses are an upgrade for any children's frame if you desire. Any frame designed specifically for sport or safety applications will be outfitted with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses only. These frames and goggles are specifically designed and manufactured to meet or exceed all of the appropriate impact standards in the United States.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Optometric Association (AOA), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) all recommend protective eyewear for children and adults participating in sports or activities that pose a risk for eye injuries.
Almost every sport and activity poses a risk to healthy eyes and wearing the appropriate lens and frame is a minimum step to help avoid permanent eye injuries. Most plastic lenses can shatter. Trivex and polycarbonate lenses reduce the exposure to fast moving objects. Most daily wear eyeglasses will not withstand the rough treatment of contact sports but we still provide polycarbonate lenses as an added safety margin. We offer sports specific goggles and glasses that are more appropriate for sport activities and we sell them with only the choice of Trivex and polycarbonate lenses, whether for sports or work related safety situations.
Eye injuries are largely preventable with the right protective eyewear and there is no good reason that style needs to be set aside during these activities. The sport eyeglass universe has many choices of style, color, and shape and the small cost of this added protection is worth the benefit of a lifetime of sight. Same goes true for work safety. With the wide range of choices today style and safety go hand in hand.