If a worker is suffering from an eye injury, it’s most likely due to improper eye protection or lack of any eye protection at all. Many people do not realize the importance of eye protection in the workplace. Potential hazards can be avoided simply by covering your eyes. Here are the top five reasons why you need to wear safety glasses.

Safety glasses can prevent foreign objects that are floating around from damaging your vision. Dangerous particles or chemicals could be floating around in your workplace. Some jobs that are at a high risk include construction, maintenance, welding, plumbing, and mining. Dirt, dust, pollen, and wood can irritate your eyes and potentially cause long lasting damage.

Avoid major accidents. Shield your eyes from splashes of chemicals, grease or oil, fumes, burns, and flying wood chips. Wiping substances into your eyes, sometimes without noticing, can easily scratch them. You can have recurring, long-term problems, including blindness, from only a minor injury.

UV light protection. Working long hours outside with UV light exposure can affect the fragile tissues in the eye. Many exposed workers don’t realize the importance of a regular visit to the eye doctor; an eye exam could relay diseases like multiple sclerosis or even cancer.

Computer Vision Syndrome. Wearing safety glasses can also prevent Computer Vision Syndrome. CVS is the result of viewing a computer screen for long periods of time. Workers can develop eyestrain, blurred vision, and dry eyes. You may not realize that the poor lighting or glare on the computer screen is causing these symptoms. Wearing safety glasses with coated lenses will help to keep away the discomfort and blurred vision.

Fashionable Eyewear. You may not feel comfortable wearing different glasses but there are plenty of stylish safety glasses to choose from. The safety glasses are designed to fit your specific needs for your work environment. You can have colored frames, tinted lenses, wrap around glasses, removable foam and more. Some of them even allow you to insert your prescription lenses.

Don’t rely on your own sunglasses or prescription glasses to protect your eyes from harm. Wearing properly designed safety glasses will help prevent all potential hazards. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of safety glasses or how to find the right pair for you, we invite you to contact us today so that our professional staff can assist you with all of your safety glasses needs.