Eye accidents can be avoided by taking simple precautions and making sure you use eye protection. This may be in the form of prescription or non-prescription safety eyewear, suitable for the type of work you are doing.
It’s imperative that employers and employees work together to ensure eye safety procedures are in place to prevent accidents, optometrists can provide advice in this area.
Eye injuries in the workplace are most commonly caused by grinding and welding. Other injuries include cuts and scratches to the eye surface, a foreign body in the eye such as dust, metal fragments, wood chips, chemical or heat burns. Another common cause is workers walking by or helping others perform tasks without the appropriate eye protection.
How do you know what you need and what will best protect your eyes? Your safety glasses should match the environment you are working in and the risks involved. Come and see our highly trained staff today and have a chat about what safety glasses will best protect your eyes.