Playing sports for a club or in school exposes children to various risks, in particular eye injuries from impact from balls, rackets and elbows. Which is why, when taking to the fields, courts, pitches and sports halls of today’s sporting world, it’s vital for children to wear protective eyewear.

For many years, there’s been an impressive selection of stylish safety gear for heads, legs and arms but never for the eyes, which comes as a great surprise – especially as failure to wear protective eyewear can lead to a series of sometimes irreversible eye injuries. Today, the acclaimed sports sunglasses, goggle and helmet brand Bollé has introduced a ground breaking solution to this problem in the shape of their Sport Protective eyewear range – the first full line of prescription protective eyewear for children and young adults that meets the demanding European and American protection and safety standards.

Combining quality materials with the latest technologies has allowed Bollé to create this range of on-trend eyewear that kids are excited to wear. Children who require prescription glasses no longer need to sit on the side lines; they can instead take centre stage in anything from an extreme game of rugby, to an intense football match or a game of squash where the eye socket is a sitting target for the ball.

Aside from standing as the only brand to offer sports eyewear of this style, Bollé has recently been awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the optical industry – the Silmo d’Or – a true innovation prize, rewarded to brands who showcase a high level of creativity, a creative spirit of a whole profession and more importantly, it underlines the interest of professionals, producers and opticians to create a unique quality product in the sector.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturer of quality sports eyewear, Bollé has given opticians the unique opportunity to offer better protection to children who play contact and racket sports – allowing young athletes to focus on the game instead of obstacles that may prevent them from playing sport.

With a total of 12 Sport Protective glasses to choose from, in a wide range of colours, three sizes (small, medium and large) and the option of a retaining strap, there’s something to suit every young athlete. Each pair of prescription sports glasses will be delivered with its authenticity certificate in the name of the child, as well as a conformity certificate guaranteeing safety.

Bolle’s Sport Protective range is available at Baines and Band Optometrists, a well-established family run business located in the heart of St Brelade which has the latest modern testing equipment and a passion for delivering the best products and service. Baines and Band also stock Bollé sunglasses for a wide range of sports including cycling, sailing, golf and skiing, all of which are available in prescription. Also in stock is the impressive new winter range of Bollé ski & snowboard goggles and helmets. A particular innovation to note is Bollé’s light reactive Modulator goggle lens that lightens and darkens to cater for all light conditions on the slopes – one lens for all conditions and available in a range of goggle styles from Baines and Band.

Baines and Band Optometrists 

20 Les Quennevais Parade, St Brelade

01534 498895/




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