Prevent eye injuries and possible blindness. Safety glasses protect your eyes from a myriad of potential hazards at work, home and outdoors./li>
Safety glasses prevent foreign objects from damaging your vision. Dirt, dust, pollen, and wood can irritate your eyes and potentially cause long lasting damage.
90% off all eye injuries can be prevented through the use of eye protection. Over 1,000 eye injuries occur each day with over $300 Million lost each year.
60% of eye injuries in the workplace happen to individuals not wearing any eye protection. The remaining 40% of eye injuries happen to people wearing the wrong kind of safety eyewear for the task at hand.
Safety Glasses Prevent Eye Injuries
Prevent Eye Injuries with Safety Glasses. Eye injuries can happen when you least expect them. Especially in professions like construction and manufacturing, or during team sports when you or your kids are going full steam. Your eyes can be vulnerable; it’s important to know how to protect them no matter what you’re doing.
Wohl Optics' safety glasses look like stylish eyeglasses but they give you a lot more eye protection. Impact resistant polycarbonate lenses, side shields, and super resilient frames protect your eyes from injury. Some patients like the ease of contact lenses plus a pair of safety glasses, while others prefer having their prescription put into customized safety glasses. We can help you understand what makes sense for your vision and line of work.
Uncomfortable, ill-fitting, or inaccurate safety eyeglasses can cause problems like headaches and blurred vision and can make it difficult to shoot, judge depth, or even drive. This is why it is important to buy quality safety eyeglasses where lenses are created in a reputable optical lab with many years of experience.
Wohl Optics makes our own customized high-quality prescription and non-prescription safety glasses. Since we cut out the middleman, we are able to offer our patients significantly reduced prices compared to the competition.
Safety Eyeglass Feature Guide
Safety eyeglasses are NOT the same as regular eyeglasses and they do NOT replace standard eyewear. They are very different and you can differentiate them by looking at the frames. Safety glasses have thicker frames than eyeglasses. The lenses of such glasses are designed stronger than regular eye glasses. We have full featured, wrap styles idea for any work environment.
ANSI standard applies to safety glasses. In ANSI standard, the lenses should resist to impact and pass a test of drop ball. The test is conducted by dropping a ball from a certain distance onto the lenses.
When the lenses can pass the ball test, then the lenses can be used for safety eye glasses. Meanwhile, frame materials should be heat resistant. The frames design should be able to prevent the lenses being pressed into the eyes when they are being worn.
Lenses are usually made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is more impact resistant, more robust and stronger.
Safety eye glass is also equipped with top and side cover to give full protection to the eyes. And a string is also attached to the both sides of frames to protect the glasses from falling when they are being used.
Did you know that an increasing number of workers are not covered by employer mandated safety eyewear programs.
So many people should be wearing prescription safety glasses or even non-prescription safety glasses. Think construction workers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, drywall hangers and finishers, car mechanics, masons, painters, laborers, sports players.
Working with employers, workers, safety managers, HSE managers, Wohl Optics makes a difference when it comes to eye safety.
OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment.
OSHA mandates the use of ANSI Z87.1 certified safety eyewear and also requires employers to provide the eye protection appropriate for the particular hazards involved with the current task. Employers who fail to do so are subject to fines ranging from around $12,500 to $125,000 for each instance.
Eye and face protection MUST be provided to protect against chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants. OSHA requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment.
Workers who wear prescription glasses MUST wear required eye protection. Do this with eye and face protection that fits comfortably over your glasses or safety goggles with your prescription.
Dust and chemicals present additional hazards to contacts wearers. OSHA recommends that workers have an extra pair of contacts or eyeglasses in case of contact failure or loss.
The employer will ensure that each employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.
Ensuring worker safety includes conducting a workplace hazard assessment and providing adequate training for all workers who require eye and face protection. If you work or play in hazardous environments and you require prescription glasses, prescription safety glasses are a must to protect your vision.
Blunt impact can cause bruising (contusion) and cuts (lacerations) to the tissues of the eye. Bleeding in the back section of the eye (vitreous hemorrhage), tearing of the iris, displacement (dislocation) of the lens, and breaking (fracturing) the bones that surround the eye (orbital fracture) usually require a high energy (very forceful) impact. If this happens to you, we suggest you go immediately to a hospital emergency room.
Types of eye injury: corneal scarring, hyphema, iridodialysis, post-traumatic glaucoma, uveitis cataract, vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. The complications risk is high with retinal tears, penetrating injuries and severe blunt trauma.
Common sense safety precautions such as wearing safety goggles or glasses may be your best approach to preventing eye injuries altogether and maintaining healthy vision for a lifetime.
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About Wohl Optics Vision Care
Proper eyeglass prescription and fit is vital for your best vision. Veteran owned and operated - best in Bucks County Optical and Optometry eye care practice. Direct, personal consultation with the person who is designing, manufacturing, performing quality assurance and dispensing your eye wear.
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