For the active people who need safety protection for the eyes. We are part of the Alberta Association of Optometrist Eye safe program.
Vision is much more than just seeing clearly. Many interrelated vision skills affect how well you play your sport. Just as exercise and practice can increase your speed and strength, they can also improve your visual fitness and accuracy.
All athletes, and especially those in certain high-risk sports, need to consider eye protection. Thousands of children and adults suffer sports-related eye injuries each year, and nearly all can be prevented with the proper protective eyewear.
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. Chemicals or foreign objects in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea are common eye injuries that occur at work. Other common eye injuries come from splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.
Workplace eye protection is needed when the following potential eye hazards are present:
- Projectiles (dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles)
- Chemicals (splashes and fumes)
- Radiation (especially visible light, ultraviolet radiation, heat or infrared radiation, and lasers)
- Bloodborne pathogens (hepatitis or HIV) from blood and body fluids
Selection of protective eyewear appropriate for a given task should be made based on a hazard assessment of each activity.
Types of eye protection include:
- Nonprescription and prescription safety glasses
- Face shields and helmets.
Safety Glasses ( brands available )
- OnGuard Leader collection
- Armour RX
- Wiley X