As Workplace Eye Wellness Month, March makes the perfect time to foster proper eye safety and care on the job. The more you know about workplace eye safety, the better you can protect your eyes and the longer you can enjoy clearer and healthier vision. Lumen Optometric, the area’s leading specialist in corneal reshaping and other eye care services, shares some of the things you can do to protect your eyes in the workplace.
1. Wear the necessary eye protection. Those whose career is in construction work, engineering and landscaping tend to be more at risk of eye-related injuries. If you belong to any of these fields, make sure that you always wear the applicable eye protection. Doing so not only keeps you safe but also ensures you’ll be able to carry out your tasks in a more efficient manner.
2. Reduce exposure to blue light. People working in construction, engineering, and other physically demanding jobs run the risk of developing eye problems, but this doesn’t mean those working in the office aren’t exempt. Staring in front of a computer screen can make office employees more prone to digital eye strain. Its symptoms may include headaches, fatigue, dry and watery eyes, and blurred vision. If you’re experiencing these yourself, schedule a consultation with a premier eye exam doctor like Lumen Optometric promptly.
You can also take steps to lower your eyes’ exposure to blue light. Using an anti-glare screen on your computer can help. You may also adjust screen brightness or position the monitor in such a way that it’s not directly facing a bright light source.
3. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes of screentime, take a 20-second break and look at an object 20 feet away. You don’t even need to stay seated as you do this. How about taking a quick stroll around the workplace to give your eyes a much-needed rest?
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From workplace eye protection to contact lenses, Lumen Optometric has your eye health needs covered. With our advanced and effective eye care solutions, achieving a lifetime of crystal-clear eyesight is easier. Book your appointment by calling us at (626) 921-0199 or filling this out. We serve Sierra Madre, CA, and all other areas in San Gabriel Valley.