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Modern sports as we know them are products of the Industrial Revolution. Increased leisure time allowed for time to play, and mass production provided affordable sporting equipment. And from very early on, safety gear of all types was widespread during the rise of popular sports — after all, safer activities allow for wider and longer participation. Yet, as history demonstrates, sports eye protection has always been the final frontier of sports gear — even today. The milestones in protective eyewear presented below speak to the need for a greater commitment to eye safety from all involved. Each year, tens of...

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Because you only get two eyes, and we can’t replace them if something goes wrong! Eye injuries in the workplace are common, but they’re also easily avoidable in the majority of cases. Safety glasses are so important because in nearly 60% of workplace eye injuries, the wounded party did not believe the protective equipment was required. Imagine how many fewer injuries we could have if everyone took the right precautions at work. Of course, not every accident is avoidable. Let’s look at the most common eye injuries and how safety glasses can help. You’re Not A Psychic – Wear Safety Glasses It’s such...

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other types of protective gear should always be used when appropriate in the workplace. The type of PPE and amount necessary will depend on the type of work taking place in the workplace. For example, the protective equipment required in a meat processing plant is much different from the gear needed in an office environment or on a construction site. Although some employers may not feel it is necessary to provide PPE or other safety gear to their employees or they do not want to spend the money on the equipment, the truth is that this...

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Consider driving 65 MPH down the highway without a windshield. It doesn’t take very long to realize what a bad idea that is with all the dust, dirt, bugs, and whatever else is in the air pelting your face and eyes. Thankfully, we have windshields to protect us from all that. Another reason to be thankful for that windshield is that it protects drivers and passengers from serious injuries if the windshield is damaged or broken in an accident. It does this because it is made of laminated safety glass that is designed to hold together when fractured, resulting in...

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Why risk losing precious eyesight when wearing safety glasses or protective goggles can keep your eyes safe for a lifetime of good vision? According to Prevent Blindness America, each year more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work, and another 125,000 injure their eyes at home. More than 40,000 American children and adults suffer eye injuries during sports, while many thousands more eye injuries go unreported. Because experts say proper protective eyewear could prevent up to 90 percent of all eye injuries, you might want to learn more about the safety glasses and goggles that suit your lifestyle best....

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