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Children’s Safety Eyewear – A Necessity!

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is equal to an eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of the damage would have been easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents happen when people of all ages are participating in sports or working at the home. Youth are particularly prone to eye accidents, which frequently happen during sport activities.

Having your kids use protective eyewear during sports will greatly lower the occurrence of eye injuries on the court. Safety glasses can be found in a large variety of designs and shapes so encourage your child to select their favorite look to ensure they will wear them.

To ensure you purchase safety glasses wisely, ask a qualified optometrist for suggestions. Our staff members can assist you in purchasing the right pair of glasses for your child, based on your child's particular needs. If your child has glasses, protective eyewear can be purchased with prescription lenses from your eye care provider. Ask about trivex or polycarbonate lenses for a child that plays rough sports. Not only are they more durable, they are also lighter than standard lenses, providing greater comfort.

Be informed when buying safety eyewear. It's worth it when it comes to safeguarding your child's eyes!



Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
For West Vancouver patients, please call 604-922- 0413 during our regular business hours to consult.

We are here if you need us!

**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson