Your Safety Prescription Glasses
First let's start with the question of why you would ever need Safety Prescription Glasses, the reason is actually pretty common in everyday life and work places. There are more than 2,000 Eye related injuries on a daily basis of which 1/3 require serious medical treatment resulting in lost work time or even the possibility of losing a job. An estimated 2.5 million injuries occur in the USA each year and over a million Americans have already lost eyesight to some degree as a result. Just a simple use of Safety Prescription Glasses could prevent thousands of injuries that result in blindness that can cost millions in expenses and compensation. There can be times our very own lives can be at risk. The most common cases of Eye injuries at work are flying objects like bits of metal or glass or plastic, air and windblown particles like sand or wood or dust, Tools used incorrectly, chemicals like acid or oil , And harmful radiation from welding tools or UV light.
Now at home the resulting Eye injuries are induced mostly from cleaners and chemicals but there are often some common causes as well. These are garden/outdoor tools like mowers, Fingernails when coming in close proximity with the Eye, eyelash curlers, air and windblown particles, falling onto particular objects and toys with hard or sharp edges. Blunt trauma can easily be inflicted to the Eye, particularly with Sports related injuries. Something like a ball, stick, a bat, or something like fireworks can also easily damage the Eyes. Just simple precautions can easily help you avoid any sort of injury related to the Eyes. One thing to avoid in most cases would be simple distractions causing your attention to divert from simple tasks that could prove harmful as a result. But if any injury is suffered then it would be best to call your Eye doctor soon as possible. An Eye injury that is also not noticed in good time would also cause a person to even lose his/her eyesight in some cases. Your Eyes are a very important and sensitive part of your body and senses, life can often never be the same without them. Something even like ordinary as light can harm if you’re Eyes if used in a particular manner. And if you are ever unsure about this issue it would be best to consult with a specialist.
There are many companies such as EYEWEB that offers Safety programs for your particular workspace or job that would help you get the Eyewear you need through your employer. There can be Safety Prescription Glasses for your Eye care needs to handle tasks that can pose a risk to your Eyes or simply for general Eyewear use. If you are unsure about this, feel free to go and consult your employer if they provide such a program to their employees. Most standards in the industry would require employers to provide some measure of Online Eyewear Frames for the works that could be a full protective Eyewear or even simply a shield to go over their Eyes. Being distracted at work could post a huge risk to the employee himself/herself and/or to those around him/her. Several other factors may also come into play as the particular employee may be feeling rushed or fatigued and could make a simple mistake that may not happen otherwise, so it pays to take things as safely as possible with least possible risk involved.
Here are a few everything things we take for granted that could result in a serious Eye injury. The first one being Air bags, though they may have saved thousands of lives since their introduction in 1989. There are also been just as much talk about the risk they pose when they deploy, for example they may throw up substances that could have a direct impact on our Eyes. There have been such cases where serious Eye Injuries have resulted from this scenario and in the worst cases, death. Of course as the industry progress and technology itself progresses new steps have been taken to ensure passenger Safety for example newer vehicle air bags are deployed with less impact force then the other generation making them safer in a number of means. Sure it’s still possible to obtain an injury from these bags deploying with force, they in turn prevent an even greater danger from effecting your Eyes like shattered window glass. It would still be best to take precaution when traveling in a car, make sure you wear your seat belt, sit at least 10 or more inches away from your steering wheel and of course make sure the children sit in the back with seat belts and other Safety measures properly adjusted and taken.
Next is the danger of laser pointers, as these have simply shot out into the mass market due to how intrigued we all and especially children are with such devices. It is quite interesting to take it in case of emergencies or teaching or simply as a novelty but the harm it can do to our Eyes is quite real. Laser pointers which are usually red or blue shine a beam of high focused light which can be quite harmful to our Eyes retina. Looking directly at it can cause temp. Vision loss or even permanent damage resulting in something more severe like blindness. With a high rate of injuries or damage resulting of their use, the FDA has of course issued several warnings and even mandated that they carry warning labels mentioning the possibility of Eye damage on themselves. There is also real danger from the distractions these pointers themselves may cause to perhaps an airline pilot coming in for a landing that can result in a great deal of damage and loss of life. Also things such as champagne bottles or anything that may pop out at your Eyes without much of a warning can also result in an injury. So it would be best is these items are handled with proper care and instruction.
Another big danger are fireworks or something similar to them like sparklers, 16 percent of all injuries sustained from these things are related directly to the person's Eyes. They are bright, flashy, cool looking but can also cause a great deal of light reflection in your Eyes causing blindness. Or even worse a part of them exploding can easily go into your Eye itself and cause great damage with burn effects. In a year an estimated 12 thousand Eye injuries treated in hospitals result from use of these items. Sure a lot of things in our everyday lives can be fun or cool to play with or mess with but we can never forget the real danger these things can cause. It would also be a good idea to keep harmful objects such as this or any that may cause injury to your child well out of their reach.
One particular sport we all enjoy is paintball, sure it’s a fun time but one can never forget the real danger these can pose to our bodies and especially Eyes if we do not take Safety precautions. One of THE most important rule in such a sport would be of course never to remove the protective head gear as it will combine both Eye and ear protection. Some of these paint ball guns can shoot at over 180 mph... Making them quite a danger at times even IF precautions are taken. The fun of playing a sport or enjoying its freedom can never expel the dangers we all face of such an object were to hit our Eyes with such force. Most of these injuries are related directly to when we remove our protective gear thinking that it is keeping us down or ruining the fun but it's exactly at this moment when the injury strikes us. Even just a few seconds of removing our Eye shields can leave them exposed to objects flying around in the air and cause a momentary distraction that can lead to much greater harm then just your game not being “fun” at the time. One day that you may not have enjoyed still leaves you another coming up that may be different but an Eye injury will take that chance may all together.
At work more than 700 thousand injuries can occur every year and another 125 thousand at home and finally 40 thousand while playing Sports. While a great deal many injuries may go unreported as well that does not change the fact that many Eye care experts recommend proper protective Eyewear. Safety Eyewear is a response to a higher standard of shielding one’s Eyes from anything that may come to harm the Eyes of the person and in many cases can be adjusted or re-suited for the purpose of the work one may be doing. These also come in 2 types, one simply “Plano” or standard glasses and another with Safety Prescription Eyewear so the person is not disturbed in everyday tasks even if their vision does not meet their needs. Some of these adjusted types include of course both Prescription and non-Prescription, helmets, respirators and even goggles. All Safety Prescription Eyeglasses both frames and lens under-go testing to make sure they are impact resistant before able to be sold. Lately as this technology has gotten more advanced even thinner Safety lens are now allowed but they of course must undergo the same type of testing. The Safety lens can be classified into 2 types basic or high impact, one of the tests performed drops a steel ball onto lens from a height of 50 inches, to pass the lens simply must not break or even chip. Every simple Safety Prescription Glasses must undergo this basic test. In a higher impact test, a velocity test is perform by shooting the steel ball instead at the Safety Lens with a speed of 150 feet per second. To pass, one again the Safety Prescription Lens must not crack or chip or break and it also must not be dislodged from the frame itself in any manner.
How can you assess the ratings of your Safety Prescription Eyeglasses? Well it’s fairly simple there are several marks your Prescription Eyewear Frames may show which shows what type it is and what kind of test it has withstood. If your Safety Eyeglasses has withstood the high velocity test then there should be a plus mark to indicate such. A mark with “V” would indicate that your lens are photochromic and the letter “S” would be shown to indicate that your specific lens has a tint applied. A non-prescription Safety Eyeglasses will be marked permanently with something like a specific manufacturer trademark to indicate that specific Glasses performance in the testing phase. An “Ax” would indicate basic impact testing and something like a “Zxx+” would indicate high impact testing performance. There are several occupations that may require such Safety Eyeglasses like carpenters, laborers, machinists, plumbers and etc. Depending on the occupation and Online Safety Eyewear needs involved these activities may require either side shields, Safety Eyeglasses or full on face protection. If you mean to move around greatly in your particular field of work or play then you may want to consider adding a strap to your Safety Eyeglasses. The most popular lens material to consider would be polycarbonate as it has less than half the weight of Glasses but is much more comfortable and impact resistant. A/R or anti-reflective coating would also be a good option to consider to prevent glare or other minor distractions.
Some of the injuries that can be Eye related include abrasions to your Eye's surface or also referred to also a scratched cornea. This can happen with simple actions that may have resulted in a poked to the Eye or rubbing your Eye if something foreign may have gotten into it like a hard object or dust and sand. These are very uncomfortable that may result in tearing, Eye redness and sensitivity to light. If you think you have scratched your Eye due to one of these reasons or concerns then it would be best to consult or run off to your Eye doctor as soon as possible and also perhaps the hospital if you believe the case is serious. The lather would be a particularly good option considering a scratched Eye may not be the end of it if the Eye gets contaminated. It would be quite easy for particular bacteria or fungus to slip though it and cause even greater harm. So it would be best to already be in a facility that can provide the care needed, since even blindness can result from it. If something happens to your Eye don't rub it... or patch it since it may open an ideal environment to harmful bacteria , simply keep it closed and/or keep an Eye shield or paper cup over it till you reach the proper facility for Eye care.
Any foreign body or object that gets into your Eye but has not reach the interior of the cornea should be removed by your doctor as soon as possible to prevent further harm and scaring. If any chemicals get into your Eye most can be moved fairly easily and quickly by washing out your Eye. Also it would be best not to go to any foam parties or even let your children get into it as one particular event send 56 of the 350 guests who attended to the hospital with serious Eye/skin injuries. If you get splashed in the Eye with any sort of liquid put your head under a stream of warm water for 15 minutes, simply just let it run down your Eye and face. If you believe your Eye is at risk or just extremely red then perhaps it would be better to simply rush to the Eye doctor. Depending on what chemical you may have splashed into your Eye its effect can range anywhere from minor irritation all the way up to severe damage or blindness.
Eye swelling with puffy and swollen Eyelids can occur when you have been struck with something like a ball at a high speed of impact and the best immediate solution for this is an ice pack. You may notice bruising around the Eye showing a bit of dark color but just to make sure there isn't more internal damage it would be best to see an Eye doctor soon as possible.
A long while ago, Sports Eyewear wasn't even considered by many resulting in of course a substantial amount of Eye related injuries, but that is not the case today as it can be spotted on near any person in a serious sport. That is due to the fact that a lot of coached, parents and even the players themselves now realize the importance of such a thing. Any risk of Eye damage is minimal, the player's performance will not suffer and in some cases even improve as they may see better and not have to worry about the impact the outdoor sport will have on them. Even in everyday life activities like simply riding a ride has demanded a need for them. Although some like children in particular may show some resistance to them for “looking big and funny”, most realize its importance soon enough. There is a lot of features to look for such as the proper Eye wear material such as polycarbonate, which would be most preferred due to its light weight and great impact resistance which is especially meaningful during Sports.
Most Sports frames and lens these days can easily be suited and fitted for non-Prescription or Eyewear Frames Online or even a helmet. Some of them come with a strap with wrap around the head which is especially useful during biking or hang-gliding. Those who wear contact lens will also be benefiting from this as it will keep out any dust or wind which may impact their performance. This has to be taken as great importance for children as they may not be aware of all the danger they may face in their daily Sports or activities. Of course some parents may have the temptation to purchase something with a bit to grow into, but most Eyewear already comes with a bit of flexibility for such a thing and if its benefits are compromised further then it may not provide optimal support to your Prescription Children’s Eyewear. A frame that is too big or just doesn't fit right may not be best suited for your child and increases the risk of an injury which should not be taken under any circumstance. By the same cause and effect, a child should not wear Glasses that he/she may have outgrown as it can lead to imperfect vision and perhaps be uncomfortable for the child causing her/him to just abandon them all together taking an even bigger risk.
This is why it is absolutely necessary to get the best Safety Prescription Eyeglasses possible and make the best sure out of it wither it is for Sports, Safety or everyday activities. You want to choose a nice stylish frame but not compromise the Safety it can provide, the best material for your use and of course take up a selection of coating for additional activities. As I mentioned earlier EYEWEB has one the industry leading Safety Prescription Eyewear that we offer to all individuals and companies who wish to offer it to their employees. Our Systems and online stores can be setup by us for your particular needs in less than a fraction of what any competitor may offer. We are available to assist in any means literally around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a high level of support and assistance to all your employees.