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Children’s Safety Eyewear – A Necessity!

Did you know that every year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room care? This is the equivalent of one accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the injuries would have been simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of injuries take place when adults and children are participating in sports or during household chores. Kids are especially at risk for accidents involving eye damage, which frequently occur during active play.

Having your children use protective eyewear when participating in contact sports will protect them from potential eye dangers. Protective eyewear is made in a size-able selection of styles and colors so allow your child to select a pair they love to increase the likelihood they will wear them.

In order to purchase protective eyewear wisely, ask a qualified optometrist for advice. Our professionals are happy to help you in purchasing the right pair of goggles for your child, based on the kind of activity they will be used for. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your vision care provider. Trivex or polylcarbonate lenses are recommended for a child that participates in rough sports . They are not only more durable, but also more light-weight than standard lenses, which tends to be less obtrusive during activity.

Don't skimp when purchasing a pair of protective goggles. It's a simple way to protect your child's vision!

Great news! 

Our offices are now reopened!

The Doctors & staff of both offices have been working hard to put in place safeguards that will keep our patients and staff, healthy and safe. Not only will we be adhering to strict disinfection protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are a few other temporary protocols that we would like to make you aware of:

The safety of our patients and staff is by far the most important thing on our minds as we reopen, and we apologize in advance for any and all inconveniences that this COVID-19 Pandemic period may have caused you and your family.

If you have any questions email our Peoria Office Manager at or our Bloomington Office Manager at

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

The Doctors & Staff of Peoria Eye Professionals