Optic Topic

Safety glasses and kids eyewear

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of June 13, 2016

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIDSH), each day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. The tragedy is that the vast majority of these injuries are preventable.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that workers use protective eyewear such as goggles, face shields, safety glasses, or full face respirators when their work poses a threat to the health of their eyes. Those working at home should take the same precautions. Ordinary eyewear does not afford the same degree of protection that safety glasses provide. Safety glasses must meet standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Look for the “Z87” mark on the lens or frame.

It’s important to wear protective lenses or goggles that have UV protection if you work in a hazardous environment like a construction zone or workshop, or participate in ball sports or extreme sports. Inside REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL, you will find single visions, bifocal, and trifocal lenses, all available with the latest in anti-reflective and scratch resistant coatings. Polycarbonate lenses offer the highest degree of protection of any lens material

To learn more, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:

Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat. 8:30am to Noon