Eye injuries are common when working in many different occupations. From construction and carpentry to machine working and science, protective safety glasses are essential for avoiding debilitating trauma. The cost of prescription safety glasses is incomparable when weighed against maintaining good vision. Your eyes are invaluable and anything that safeguards them is a wise investment.
Wearing the correct eye protection for the activity you are doing is very important. There are many different types of eye protection, such as face shields, welding helmets and goggles, safety glasses, splash-resistant goggles, and gas resistant goggles.
Safety glasses designed for medium impact, such as those offered at Island Optical, are suitable for protection from sun glare, ultraviolet radiation, horticulture and gardening, lawn mowing, riveting, hammering, manual chipping and small flying particles.
Just as it is important to have the correct prescription safety glasses rating for each job, it is equally critical to ensure they are comfortable enough that you will wear them while on the job.
For those with regular glasses, wearing safety glasses over prescription lenses can be uncomfortable and wearing glasses on top of glasses can cause light reflections and glare. Along with the discomfort, this distraction can also be dangerous in different work scenarios.
Another problem is that regular prescription glasses may cause improper placement of regular safety glasses, which can be dangerous in a hazardous situation. To prevent this, the best solution is to wear prescription safety glasses.
Regular prescription eyeglasses do not qualify as safety glasses regardless of their frame size or durability. In fact, they could pose even more of a risk. If the lens shatters from impact, for example, your eye could be irreparably damaged. This is why prescription safety glasses are essential when working in potentially hazardous situations.
Most prescription safety glasses and Plano (without a prescription) safety glasses are made of polycarbonate, a very tough but not brittle material. This means that, if struck, the lens will not shatter as easily but instead, ‘give’.
Another benefit to polycarbonate prescription safety glass lenses is that they block out both UVA and UVB ultraviolet light. Exposure to UVB and UVB damages skin cells by impairing the DNA within them. This can result in cell mutations that can lead to premature aging and even cancer.
Without protection, these ultraviolet rays can cause eye damage, such as cataracts. Prescription safety glasses made from polycarbonate are impact-resistant and are what space shuttle window shields and astronaut helmet visors are usually made from. You couldn’t ask for more protection than that!
The Island Optical offers SAI global accreditation on medium impact lenses. This means that the frames and lenses are tested in a certified NATA laboratory to ensure complete safety.
Prescription safety glasses are very affordable and tailor-made for each customer. This custom creation takes into account individual prescription needs and formulates the perfect safety glasses for each requirement.
Many people take their eyesight for granted but it is one of the most precious gifts we have. Protect your eyes with prescription safety glasses from Island Optical and make sure you stay safe in style and comfort.