Whether you’re working on a project at home or at work, eye protection is serious business. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment each day. Of these injuries, 90 percent could have been prevented with the right eye protection. Luckily, specialized eyewear is available to provide eye protection and visual enhancement for recreational, industrial, and occupational situations.
The two most common reasons for eye injuries in the workplace are when a worker is wearing the wrong type of protective eyewear for the task or when they are not wearing any protection at all.