Eye Protection for Work and Sports - Topic Overview
Many types of protective eyewear are available. Lenses in the eyewear
come in a variety of thicknesses. The thickness of lenses you need to wear
depend on your activities and any eye conditions you have.
The lenses in these glasses or goggles should be made from
polycarbonate. These lenses can be prescription or nonprescription. Safety
goggles may be worn over regular eyeglasses. Face shield and helmet
combinations are available that can be used in contact sports.
It's important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
But everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems. Children need their vision checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. Adults should see an eye doctor at least every two years and...