Eye glasses and contacts literally extend the eyesight of people who are near- or far- sighted. Without them, a lot of things can go wrong because of lower visual acuity, including accidental injury or death.
Why is getting eyewear for work important? Eye glass wearers should always have at least two pairs of eye glasses and/or an extra set of contacts so that they can wear one set at work.
Eye Strain from Work Computers
Eyesight changes with each passing year. One of the biggest causes of vision change is wearing the wrong prescription for different types of work. For example, if you work on a computer all day, you can experience light sensitivity and vision problems over time if you wear eyewear that has your “normal” prescription because a computer monitor screen puts too much strain on the eyes — especially when your eyewear brings the screen into extreme focus. Wearing “computer” glasses that feature an anti-reflective coating and a slightly weaker prescription can lessen the degree of strain and damage.
Driving Problems Over Time
Now that we are in the middle of winter, you need to be able to see clearly when driving because rain, hail, fog and snow limit visibility. A single scratch on your everyday glasses or contacts that accidentally happened at work can immediately interfere with your eyesight. While driving, a scratch can actually distract you from looking at the road. Worse yet, if you accidentally break your eyewear on the job, you won’t be able to drive at all without a second set.
For more information about the importance of backup eyewear, or to schedule an appointment, contact our eye care specialists today!