Parents of young kids who wear round glasses should consider these alternatives, the NFL announced Wednesday.
A new survey from the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Foundation (HNDFS) found that nearly two-thirds of parents surveyed felt that if their child’s glasses were not round, it would hinder their child from playing and improve their eyesight.
According to the survey, a quarter of parents also thought that having a round glass would make their child feel safer playing football.
The survey asked parents about their childs vision in the event that they could not wear glasses.
The results showed that the majority of parents said that the presence of a round glasses was a deterrent to their child playing.
While it’s not surprising that parents would want their kids to wear a round-glassed helmet, it’s important to consider the consequences of not wearing glasses.
According the NFL, more than three-quarters of American kids have a visual impairment, and those children have a significant risk of developing the condition.
In addition, the report found that parents of young children who wear a lot of glasses are more likely to have a serious eye condition, such as retinal detachment, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Parents also were asked about the importance of round glasses in reducing the risk of concussion.
The HNDFS found that children who wore round glasses were about 15 percent less likely to develop concussion symptoms and were 10 percent less at risk of permanent damage to their eyes.