Children's sports glasses protect the face and eyes better than ordinary glasses. They have special padding so that if a child is hit directly in the face by a ball, it protects the bridge of the nose and eye sockets, so eye injuries and any other facial injuries are much less likely. Also, they are very durable.
Although your child's regular glasses may have impact-resistant lenses, they do not qualify as sports safety glasses. Frames can crack on impact and cause lenses to loosen and damage the eyes or face. Children's sports glasses are more resistant to the wear and tear of children's strenuous activities, and they are secure and comfortable to wear, so they perform better. They should come with adjustable straps to keep them in place on the face.
The most important factor to consider when shopping for children's sports glasses is whether they have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It's a non-profit organization that sets standards for protection and ensures products will keep your child safe. Children's sports glasses can be used for any sport.
Whether your child plays football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, or any other sport, they can use any pair of sports goggles as long as they are ANSI standard approved and made with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses.