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.
Nearly half of the estimated 2.5 million eye injuries reported each year happen in and around the home, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma. More than 40% of those eye injuries happen during everyday activities such as cooking.
Here's how to protect your eyes while you're working in the kitchen:
Keep safety glasses handy. Most of us think of safety glasses for operating potentially dangerous power equipment. But protective eyewear has...