Rocky Mountain Eye Center Employee Safety Eyewear Services
Why Personalized Fit Safety Eyewear from Rocky Mountain Eye Center?
“It doesn’t fit right,” or “it’s uncomfortable” are the responses 30% of safety pros hear most often when they ask workers why they aren’t wearing their personal protective equipment. Rocky Mountain Eye Center’s fit specialists make sure employees chose adequate protection that meets safety program standards including a comfortable firm fit.
Compliance approved fittings protect against safety eyewear failure by securing fit-to-face sizing that eliminates loose or slipping eyewear. When employees have comfortable fitting eyewear they are more likely to wear their safety gear and reduce overall safety risks.
Rocky Mountain Eye Center fit specialists also measure if safety glasses are a good match for the employee. The stress of starting a new position can compound employee adjustment periods needed for safety glass wear. Employee safety glass matching improves an employee’s adaptability to new glasses and increases the length which glasses are worn.
Studies have shown that 34% of employees that remove safety eyewear will forget to put it back on.
- Abnormal Tilting
- X-ing of the Lens
- Interpapillary Height
- Optical Center Height
- General Alignments
High-quality, professional fittings at Rocky Mountain Eye Center can increase productivity by properly adjusting safety wear to help reduce eye strain symptoms including tired or burning eyes, blurry vision, headaches, and dizziness.
- Proper Fit Enables:
- Work Efficiencies with Less Distractions
- OSHA Friendly Work Environment
- Risk Reduction of Reportable Hazardous Exposure Accident Rates
Professional fit safety eye wear can last for close to two years and possibly longer, depending on the need of prescription changes. Additions like anti-scratch coatings on safety eyewear lenses can dramatically extend the life of the glasses and can prove to be more economical than one-size-fits all eye programs. Throw-away safety eyewear tend to cost more due to the high replacement activity of employees trying to correct easily scratched and pitted lenses.
- Most eye injuries could be prevented or significantly lessened
- 10-20% of work related eye injuries cause permanent vision loss
- 90% could be lessened or prevented with the right eye protection
- 14% of work related eye problems come from computer use
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Eye Safety Checklist
Source: 2018 Vision Service Plans
- Minimize hazards from falling or unstable objects.
- Make sure tools work and safety features are in place.
- Make sure employees have proper tool training..
- Keep bystanders out of hazardous areas
- Identify primary hazards at the site.
- Identify hazards from nearby workers, large machinery, and falling/shifting objects.
- Select right eye protection for work environment.
- Make sure safety eyewear is in good condition.
- Make sure safety eyewear fits right and stays in place.
- Always brush, shake, or vacuum dust and debris from hardhats, hair, forehead, or brows before removing protective eyewear.
- Don’t rub eyes with dirty hands or clothing.
- Clean eyewear regularly.
First Aid for Eye Injuries
Sources: Prevent Blindness America, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Don’t rub affected eye.
- Flush eye with lots of water.
- See a doctor if the speck doesn’t wash out, or if pain or redness continues.
- Unlike with specks of dust or metal, be sure not to wash out affected eye.
- Don’t try to remove a foreign object stuck in the eye.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Immediately flush eye with water or drinkable liquid. Open eye as wide as possible. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes, even on your way to seek medical care.
- If a contact lens is in eye, begin flushing over the lens immediately. Flushing may dislodge lens.
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Apply cold compress without pressure, or tape crushed ice in a plastic bag to forehead. Allow to rest gently on the injured eye.
- Seek immediate medical attention if pain continues, if you have reduced vision, or if blood or discoloration appears in the eye.
For Eye Emergencies Seek Immediate Medical Attention.