Why safety glasses are important
Wearing safety glasses provide you with the best protection against injuries happening to your eyes. By wearing safety eyewear, you are protecting yourself from many hazards at home, the outdoors, and at work. Doing this will also help to improve the health of your eyes in the long run.
Is it bad to wear safety glasses all day?
This is a curious myth that arose from workers being worried that looking through plastic all day might negatively affect their eyesight. And while this concern isn’t wholly unfounded, the truth is that wearing safety glasses all day shouldn’t harm your vision.
Of course, you need to make sure the glasses are the right fit, tint, and aren’t scratched. All these things can, and often do, contribute to discomfort and other eye health problems.
Protective eyewear that is the wrong fit can cause headaches and discomfort. While it may seem obvious, everyone’s head is shaped differently, and for this reason, it cannot be expected that the same pair of glasses will fit everyone.
The wrong tint can cause eye strain, and the proper tint is useful for helping your eyes adjust to your working conditions. By using the right tinted glasses for each scenario, you are reducing the strain on your eyes.
Quality of lenses
Scratched lenses can affect the quality of vision through the plastic. Which can result in fatigue and eyestrain. This is why you want to make sure that when your eyewear starts to get scratched, you replace them.
So, when purchasing safety eyewear, it’s important to ensure you are purchasing the best equipment for your specific requirements. And it is also necessary to replace your safety eyewear as they deteriorate in order to not just protect your eyes, but also their long-term health.
Do safety glasses protect you from welding flash?
If you aren’t the one doing the welding, but are in the welding area, you should always wear safety glasses. Clear safety glasses can provide a form of UV protection, however, the closer you get to the welding flash, then safety glasses will not be enough.
Safety Glasses Features
All of these glasses are excellent for general-purpose use and fighting off excessive glare. Other features that vary by model include:
- Hard-coated polycarbonate lenses for scratch resistance
- Lightweight use
- Unisex needs
- All-around impact protection
We also supply colorful lenses and wraparound styles. Our sale selection of protective eyewear is perfect for those who need to save money while providing excellent vision protection.
What safety glasses do I need?
The right type of safety glasses will depend on the type of work, and the associated hazards, you are doing. According to the American Optometric Association:
- You must wear goggles if you’re working with chemicals
- Special purpose safety goggles, glasses, helmets or face shields are for when you’re working near hazardous radiation.
- Areas that have flying objects, dust, particles you must at least wear safety glasses with side shields.
Ideally, whoever’s in charge of your operational healthy and safety will let you know the requirements of your work environment.
Where to get safety glasses
Enviro Safety Products offer a wide range of quality, affordable safety glasses. Our range of protective eyewear ranges from as little as $0.99 up to the top of the range glasses that go for $320.
An American company, Enviro Safety Products has been providing safety gear and eyewear for over 20 years. We are one of America’s leading, and largest, providers of safety wear helping people and businesses stay safe and comply with OSHA.