Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Friday, June 17, 2011

Eye Protection

If you work in an environment that is prone to dust or other flying objects, or if you practice any type of sport that involves any size ball or racquet, it is wise that you protect your eyes.  You should be using safety glasses or goggles.  This will protect not only your globe, but your orbit. The frame should either be a full lens or the aperture should be smaller that the size of the object that might strike you.  Remember that objects at high speed become oblong, and are therefore smaller than their spherical shape.  The material of the lenses should be polycarbonate. 
Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate is a premium lens material that is the lightest and most impact resistant available. This lens provides excellent optical quality, thinner style lens, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistance, and can be tinted to any color.
Guest Blogger:
Arturo E. Betancourt, M.D., F.A.C.S. with the Baltimore Washington Eye Center