J.C. Reiss Optician has taken its promise of superior quality and service a step further by expanding the children’s eyewear department to pay extra special attention to its littlest customers. We know that for children, getting their first pair of glasses can be a potentially harrowing experience. Our expert opticians have experience working with children of all ages including those with special needs. They understand the importance of patience and the challenges of fitting small faces with eyewear. We are firmly committed to expanding our role in the specialty of pediatric eyewear which is why you can be sure your child will get the best possible care. Hundreds of frames are on display at eye level, allowing children to become actively involved in the process of picking out their glasses in a kid-friendly atmosphere. Toys and coloring books are available to help as distractions or to pass the time during repairs and adjustments. Along with a diverse variety of frames, we also offer prescription sunglasses, swim goggles, and protective sports eyewear for various activities.
Protective Sports Eyewear
What is protective sports eyewear?
- Protective Sports Eyewear are eyeglass frames or goggles designed and manufactured to meet or exceed applicable US impact protection standards. All protective sports eyewear must have polycarbonate lenses designed to withstand impact.
- There are two important US standards for protective eyewear:
- ASTM F803- The American Society for Testing and Materials publishes protective eyewear standards for various sports. F803 is the most strict standard for protective eyewear.
- ANSI Z87.1- The American National Standards Institute publishes standards for protective eyewear for occupational safety.
According to a 2010 report by Prevent Blindness of America, over 28,000 sports-related eye injuries requiring costly emergency room care occur annually. The actual number is probably much higher if injuries treated in private physician offices were included. As sports participation continues to grow and new “extreme sports” gain in popularity, the number of athletes who suffer eye injuries has the potential to grow considerably. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries since their athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, balance, reaction time and speed) are still developing. However, under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear.
For more information, please visit www.libertysport.com.