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If your son or daughter plays basketball and wears prescription glasses, you know that even with a safety strap, standard glasses do not hold up well to the rigorous back-and-forth running of the court or any ball or body contact. Your child likely won’t be allowed to use them due to the strong potential for loss, breakage, game stoppages, and safety concerns for all players. Contacts will work but are not the cheapest option, and inserting contacts is not a favorite task for many kids.
To keep all players safe and still protect your child’s eyes (and preserve their vision), a pair of sports goggles is likely the answer. Sports goggles strap tightly to your child’s head so that they will not slide out of position or fly off while the wearer is in action. They’re also made of rubberized and plastic materials for durability. And they’re more cost effective than contacts. You can even use them for multiple sports or activities.
You may worry about your child’s self-esteem if sports goggles are needed, how they’ll look to their peers…but the “swim goggles”-look from the days of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are well behind us (although if you like that retro-basketball look, those goggles are still available). Today’s young basketball players usually prefer sports goggles that reflect today’s streamlined fashions. That match popular eyeglass and sunglasses styles and come in a variety of colors. In fact, today’s sports eyewear is so much closer to an eyeglass style that most examples are generally referred to as sports glasses.
At Rx-Safety we carry a number of modern styles from well-regarded manufacturers, all available for different youth head sizes and ready to accept your custom prescription. Progear, Leader, and Rec Specs lead the pack in protective basketball glasses. If you need a pair, we recommend you check out the following:
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