Save Your Vision Month: The Benefits Of Protective Eyewear

Save Your Vision Month: The Benefits Of Protective Eyewear

It is estimated that 90% of eye injuries are preventable by wearing appropriate safety eyewear. Good eye health significantly increases a person’s quality of life, yet many people are lax in their eyewear safety. Some people complain about their safety glasses not fitting properly or feeling uncomfortable on top of their prescription eyeglasses, however, there are both custom and prescription safety glasses available to avoid these issues. Safety glasses are a vital part of your protective gear and they are an easy-to-access and easy-to-use piece of safety equipment that can save you a lifetime of vision impairment.

The Benefits Of Safety Glasses

Prevent Serious Eye Injuries. When the eye is damaged, it can be very difficult to treat and repair, and the eye injuries sustained during construction jobs or other types of labour can be incredibly detrimental to your vision and health. Think of all of the potential hazards in a typical worksite; pieces of metal or wood propelled by machinery, chemicals in the air, sparks flying. All of these workplace hazards can lead to permanent eye damage or blindness. Your eyes are a very sensitive part of the body and once they become injured, the damage may be irreversible. Prescription goggles also protect your eyes from chemicals that splash or from chemical fumes. If you are not wearing safety goggles and are exposed to chemicals, you can suffer serious pain and permanent vision impairment.

Prevent Eye Irritation And Minor Eye Injury. Even if you do not sustain a major eye injury, your eyes are still highly susceptible to damage and irritation. Sawdust in the eye can leave you feeling as though your eye is gritty, but it can also cause corneal abrasions, or scratches to the protective layer of the eye. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it can also compromise your vision. Safety glasses can also protect the eye in cold and windy conditions, reducing dry eye symptoms.

See Better. Protective goggles aren’t only for safety, they are also for improved vision. All kinds of safety glasses make it easier to see when you’re working in a dusty area, as they create separation between your eyes and the dust and allow clearer vision in the moment. Prescription safety goggles are easier to see out of, and more comfortable, than wearing regular safety goggles over your everyday prescription glasses. Prescription safety goggles offer a wider field of vision, as they wrap around the face, instead of ending where regular eyeglasses do. This enhances your peripheral vision and makes it easier to see motion in the workroom, which is a beneficial safety feature.

Find Prescription Safety Glasses At Blink Eyewear In Calgary

For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, prescription goggles help you see properly while still maintaining safety standards and protect your eye health while you work. Whether this work is a construction job, mowing the lawn, or using strong cleaning products, safety glasses are an easy way to prevent eye damage. To get a pair of prescription safety glasses, contact Blink Eyewear in Calgary and have the professional staff help you get your prescription filled so you can start working safer. With three convenient locations in Crowfoot in NW Calgary, West Springs in SW Calgary, and Creekside in NW Calgary, Blink Eyewear can offer you great optometry services throughout the city. To book an appointment with Blink Eyewear, call 1-403-516-2292 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Does Blink Eyewear offer specialty glasses other than prescription safety glasses?
A: Yes, Blink Eyewear offers a selection of specialty glasses for all of your needs. These glasses include:

  • Safety and Sports Glasses: Enjoy sports to the fullest, with no worries about eye safety. Learn more about the benefits of protective sports eyewear for you and your kids.
  • Eyewear for Swimming, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving: The proper sports eyewear will help you see as clearly in the pool and underwater as you do on dry ground.
  • Shooting Glasses and Hunting Eyewear: Good vision is critical when hunting or using a firearm, so look for the right features when buying "shooting" glasses.
  • Contacts & Glasses that Enhance Performance: Sports eyewear does more than just protect your eyes from injury - it offers performance advantages as well

Q: Can I use my regular eyeglasses as safety glasses?
A: No. Not only do regular prescription glasses not cover as much of the eye, but they are also not safety rated and can become damaged if impacted. Prescription goggles need to be either CSA or ANSI certified.

Q: How do I know if my prescription goggles fit right?
A: Your prescription goggles should cover from the eyebrow to the cheekbone, and across the nose to the outside of the face. Your prescription safety glasses should fit comfortably over the nose and ears and vision should be clear in all directions without obstruction or warped vision.

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