Take Proper Care of Your Eyewear


Although eye protectors can't prevent every injury, the use of proper eye protection has helped to reduce the number and severity of eye injuries.  Following are five important things to know to make sure you are getting the full benefits of your protective sports eyewear.

  • Always inspect your frame before each use. Do not use the eye protector if signs of fatigue or aging are evident. Scratched or cracked lenses reduce impact resistance and should be replaced immediately.
  • Wear the strap provided with the protector during sports for maximum protection. Always make sure the strap is adjusted properly to provide a snug and comfortable fit.
  • If a lens dislodges or pops out for any reason, stop playing immediately and contact your eyecare provider to have the protector replaced.
  • Learn which cleaning and antifog agents may be used with your eye protectors. Consult your eyecare provider for additional information on how to care for your eyewear.
  • For maximum safety, the protector should be worn at room temperature. If the protector is stored at cold temperatures, it should be allowed to return to room temperature before use. Impact resistance can be reduced in extreme temperatures. Always store your eye protector in the carrying case provided when not in use. Keep your eye protector in a cool, dry place, and out of direct sunlight.

To help safeguard against eye injury,
review all frame information before using the product.

The International Sports Vision Association is committed to helping reduce the risk of traumatic vision and head-related injuries through education about protective devices and equipment.  This important health information has been made available thanks to an educational grant provided by  Zyloware Eyewear.  Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by ISVA.