Most people know that it’s important to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. But did you know that it’s just as important to wear prescription safety glasses to protect your eyes at work? If you are working in an environment with a potential for eye injuries, your employer will require you to wear safety glasses.
Prescription safety glasses are available in a variety of styles and can be used for both indoor and outdoor work activities. Ellen Merkin, O.D. provides eye exams and specialty eyewear, including safety glasses, for people who need them in the greater Las Vegas, Spring Valley, The Lakes, West Sahara, and Charleston Preservation areas.
What are prescription safety glasses?
Prescription safety glasses are designed to offer both clear vision and protection from potential eye hazards. They usually have impact-resistant lenses that meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, and many also have anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings. Depending on your job, you may need glasses with special features like side shields or colored lenses.
Why wear prescription safety glasses?
There are several reasons why it’s important to wear prescription safety glasses at work.
First, they protect your eyes from harmful debris and flying objects. In many workplaces, such as construction sites or factories, there is a risk of being hit in the eye by a piece of debris or equipment. Wearing prescription safety glasses can help prevent these types of injuries.
Another reason to wear prescription safety glasses is to protect your eyes from harmful chemicals or substances. In some workplaces, such as laboratories or restaurants, employees are exposed to harsh chemicals or cleaning products that can cause eye irritation or even burns. Wearing prescription safety glasses can help shield your eyes from these harmful substances.
Lastly, wearing prescription safety glasses can help reduce glare and improve visibility in low-light conditions. This is especially important for workers who operate machinery or drive vehicles as part of their job. By reducing glare and improving visibility, prescription safety glasses can help prevent accidents and injuries.
Safety glasses at Ellen Merkin, O.D. in Las Vegas
Whether you need them because your employer requires them or simply want to invest in prescription safety glasses for projects around the house, Ellen Merkin, O.D. in Las Vegas offers eye exams and specialty eyewear, including prescription safety glasses. Give us a call to schedule your appointment, and consult with an expert optometrist on your specialty eyewear needs.