Safety glasses are the best defence against eye injuries. Potential hazards can be avoided by simply wearing safety glasses at work. Not only do they protect your eyes whilst at work, they can also have a huge impact on the long term health of your eyes.
Over 40% of workplace eye injuries take place with mechanics, carpenters and plumbers and over 70% of those injuries occur due to flying objects.
Top 3 Reasons To Wear Safety Glasses
1. Prevent Damage
Many workplaces have dangerous particles or chemicals floating around in the air (wood, dust, dirt etc.) which can cause irritation as well as long lasting damage to your eyes.
Wearing safety glasses can help prevent these particles from damaging your vision.
2. UV Protection
Extensive UV light exposure from working long hours outdoors can have a massive negative impact on your eyes.
You should always wear safety glasses to ensure you are giving your eyes the best protection available.
3. Avoid Accidents
Safety glasses can protect your eyes against dangerous substances such as chemical splashes, oil, grease and fumes etc.
We also have a natural tendency to wipe our eyes if they are irritated. If there are chemicals on your hands you risk wiping them into your eyes which could potentially cause irreversible damage e.g. blindness.