Eye Protection Could Save Your Vision

Although everyone knows that eye damage is detrimental to one’s sense of vision, every day thousands of Americans fail to wear eye protection and injure their eyes. Not only is it vital that we protect our precious eyes in the workplace, but much caution is also required at home- which is a rapidly growing source of eye-related accidents.

As this month is both ‘Workplace Eye Wellness Month’ and ‘Save Your Vision Month,’ March serves as an important reminder that our eyesight is a valuable treasure- worthy of the utmost protection.

Please take a moment and review the helpful lists below- including eye protection devices, proper usage requirements and common hazards to be aware of. If you are unsure about what specific type of protection you require at home, sports activities or work, consult our eye care team or visit: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/eyeandface/index.html

Eye Protective Devices:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Goggles
  • Face Shield
  • Welding Helmet

Safety Device Requirements:

  • Proper Fit/Position- Securely align all protective items
  • Appropriate Function- Use the proper device for each task
  • Good Condition- Replace damaged or worn items

Protection Against:

  • Impact & Flying Debris
  • Dust & Vapor
  • Chemicals
  • Airborne Diseases
  • Computer & Screen Glare
  • UV Light

Metro Eye’s opticians are happy to assist with ordering and fitting of a variety of OSHA standard safety glasses, some of which can be fit with prescription lenses. Contact our optical department for details at [email protected]

Please seek medical attention immediately in the event of an accident! Metro Eye’s optometrists provide emergency medical care for eye injuries, so please call us right away for assistance or visit your local emergency medical facility!