Carmel Eyecare’s Tips for Protecting Your Eyes
- Plan ahead. Know the eye safety dangers associated with job or project you’ll be working on. Will there be projectiles, chemical exposure, or light radiation?
- Eliminate hazards. Reduce your risk of eye injury by eliminating hazards before you begin the job. Use safety guards, work screens, and other preventive measures whenever possible.
- Wear protective eyewear. Don’t risk something as important as your sight. Whether it’s goggles, a face shield, a helmet, or eyewear with impact-resistant lenses, always wear the proper form of protective eyewear for the job.
- Maintain your eyewear. If your protective eyewear becomes scratched or broken, be sure to replace it right away. If you cannot see through it clearly, or if it’s broken in any way, it will not protect you like it was designed to do.
Carmel Eyecare can help you select the protective eyewear most appropriate for your job or activity based on a hazard assessment. Please call our office for more information.
Source: The American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org