Eye Injury Prevention Month

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Polycarbonate is a thin and impact-resistant lens material that is standard for safety, sport, and children’s glasses. Polycarbonate is also very lightweight and has UV protection.

Safety glasses are definitely not made only for those in the carpentry, mechanic, and/or factory setting.
Safety glasses should be worn during several everyday activities such as:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Using power tools
  • Working with cements and glues
  • Using chemicals
  • Working near hazardous radiation, lasers
  • Welding projects

**When in doubt, throw on your safety glasses**

Chemical splashes involving the eye can have detrimental effects. If exposed to a chemical, rinse your eyes with clean, temperate water immediately and for 15 minutes. After the eye wash, see your eye care professional or go to the Emergency Room to assess your ocular health.

Laser pointers can absolutely cause permanent damage to the retina (the tissue in the back of the eye that provides us with sight). Always take caution when using laser pointers. Please remind children that laser pointers are not toys. If exposed to a laser, see an eye care specialist that can dilate your eyes and perform a thorough retinal exam.

There is so much to consider when it comes to eye safety and taking necessary measures to keep our eyes healthy every day.
Keep eye safety in mind, especially this month, and consider scheduling a comprehensive eye exam if you have not had one in the past year. Inquire about safety eyewear and eye protection today!

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