Vision

Practice Good on the Job Eye Safety

Do you work a manual labor job? Are you using equipment or being exposed to chemicals? If so, then listen up! It’s imperative that you wear eye protection.

A pair of safety glasses made with polycarbonate lenses is necessary. However, if chemicals are present, safety goggles should be worn. The best thing to do is talk to your employer to see if safety glasses are covered as part of your vision plan. If so, take advantage of that and protect your eyes!

Do you work at a desk job? If so, use computer glasses with special lenses to block blue light emitting from screens. Also, limit your screen time before bed. Put away all cell phones and tablets a couple hours before going to bed.

The most important thing when it comes to a desk job is to rest your eyes. Every 20 minutes spent using a screen, you should try to look at something that is 20 feet away from you for a total of 20 seconds.

Your eye doctor will be happy to provide any additional tips or answer any questions you may have!