You may not realize it, but safety glasses can be very useful in the home. On a regular basis, you do things around the house that can actually put your eyes at risk for injury. If you wear glasses, you may not think that you need safety glasses. But in most cases, you are wrong.
You probably don’t connect yard work with safety glasses. But in fact, in a variety of scenarios, you will wish you wore them. For example, if you are cutting the grass or weed eating your yard, you have probably have come across a rock that will come up and hit you.
In that case, your weed eater can turn regular little rocks into moving objects with high levels of speed, which can hit you and cause pain and injury. The last place you want to get hit is in the eye. And if you wear regular glasses, these little rocks can break your glasses or scratch them.
What makes prescription safety glasses different than your everyday glasses is their strength and durability. They have to meet a higher standard of impact resistance in both the lenses and the frames, which is what makes them able to sustain more damage than regular everyday glasses.
Because of these higher standards, they are capable of taking the impact of a flying object without running the risk of breaking as your regular glasses would. Of course, if your normal glasses break while you are wearing them, you run a very high risk of having your eyes or even face injured, sometimes significantly.
So by wearing a pair of prescription safety glasses, you’ll get the benefits of being able to see clearly while also reaping the benefits that the protection of safety glasses can provide. The same is true if you like to build things around your house. Whether you enjoy major home renovations or little side projects, anytime you use tools, the use of safety glasses makes sense.
For example, if you are working on something and you need to use a blowtorch in any way, wearing protective eyewear is a great idea. Or, if you are doing wood work and you are sawing, grinding, or even sanding, you want to be sure that you have your safety glasses close by.
A small particle can easily get into your eye and cause you a great deal of pain or, even worse, significant damage. By wearing protective eyewear, you can still do the fun and sometime tedious chores around your home without worrying about that problem ever happening.
The best part is that these prescription safety glasses aren’t huge, cumbersome gadgets. Instead, they look good and can be surprisingly stylish. As a result, you don’t have to sacrifice your look to complete your activities. Given that more than 50% of eye injuries occur at home, you don’t want to make compromises. Now, you don’t have to.
Additionally, if you have children, wearing protective gear is a great way to show them how to be responsible and take that extra step to take care of themselves. Just like you teach them to ride a bike with a helmet, the same should be true about wearing safety glasses when you are doing something that could potentially hurt your eyes.
Thanks to the variety of styles and colors available, you’ll be able to find a pair or even pairs of glasses that are going to work for you. From colored frames to basic metal–no matter your taste, you can find a pair of safety glasses that matches it. To learn more, please contact us.
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