Keeping your eyes in good health is necessary if you want to continue giving your best at work. Many, however, fail to take care of their eyes when on the job. Eyes on Norbeck, your provider of premier quality eyeglasses and other eye care, discusses some steps you can take to protect your eyesight while working.
Determine Potential Risks to Your Eyes in Your Workplace
Having good eyesight helps you do things efficiently. This is also why your eyes are always at risk of being overworked or even injured while you’re on the job. Scientists and laboratory personnel, for example, are likely to splash chemicals or substances in their eyes. Dust, wood debris and cement particles often get in the eyes of carpenters and other industrial workers.
Hot oil or boiling water may splatter on the eyes of cooks and kitchen assistants. Those who have desk jobs often use their computers for a long time. Your optometrist shares they are at a higher risk of developing computer vision syndrome. Also known as digital eye strain, this refers to the discomfort your eyes may feel after dealing with devices for an extended period.
Use Appropriate Eyewear to Protect Your Eyes
Wearing the proper protective eyewear is one of the most effective ways to safeguard your vision while on the job. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that around 80-90% of all reported cases of work-related eye accidents could have been prevented by using an appropriate safety optical guard. This is especially important if the nature of your job involves high hazard to your eyes.
Safety eyewear made of polycarbonate are generally a safe choice. This material is well-known for its impressive durability and pressure-resisting qualities, keeping your eyes protected even under strong impact. Undergoing a computer vision exam is also a good idea, so we can suggest a good pair of digital glasses. They are engineered to block blue rays from entering your eyes, lowering your risk of developing computer eye fatigue.
Visit Your Eye Care Specialist Regularly
Seeing your optometrist for a regular eye exam is one of the best things you can do for your eyes. Doing so helps us keep your eyes in good health, ensuring your sharp vision while you work. This also presents the perfect opportunity to diagnose and treat underlying or potential eye conditions.
To learn more workplace eye safety tips, you can reach us at (301) 241-0553. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Rockville and the surrounding MD areas.