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A Simple Pair Of Safety Glasses Could Save Your Sight

Many businesses require that safety glasses are worn in the workplace. If you’re in a construction-related field, in certain health care industries, etc., you know what we mean.

Do You Consider Eye Safety At Home?

Consider this… 45% of eye injuries happen in people’s homes! 40% more happen when people are engaged in recreational activities! Only a small percentage of eye injuries actually happen at work. Unfortunately, most people just don’t think about protecting their eyes when they’re working on projects at home.
Are you ever on your back under the sink fixing a leak? Do you crawl under your car occasionally where harmful fluids could drip in your eyes? You should ALWAYS wear safety glasses when exposed to:

  • projectiles (wood chips, shavings, concrete, dust)
  • chemicals (splashes, fumes, or drips)
  • radiation/electricity (UV light, lasers, heat, sparks)

What Qualifies As “Safety Glasses”?

Wearing safety glasses is NOT the same as wearing regular glasses. In some cases, wearing regular glasses can increase your injury risk. Safety glasses are made to withstand impacts. Check the safety ratings before buying.

Make Your Home Safer For Your Sight!

  • Buy several pairs of safety glasses and keep them in handy locations including the garage, your toolbox, the car, and the kitchen.
  • Visit with us about prescription safety glasses if you use them frequently.
  • Consider the kinds of glasses you need for recreational activities. Regular sunglasses may not provide the protection you need.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

Your eyesight is just too important to take chances. Life-changing injuries can happen in a split second. As our valued patient and friend, we implore you to consider the contents of this blog post—and, please share it with those you care about. Together we can all protect one of life’s most valuable gifts.

Let us know if you have any questions about eye safety. Thanks for the trust you place in our practice!