234358923_aeb7026ec9_mThere has never been more need for workplace eye health concern than in the digital age, and your Spektacles team wants to help!

With almost half of Americans spending most of their days using an electronic device according to the American Optometric Association (AOA), many are now suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

CVS can cause headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, and a number of other symptoms.

Following a few simple recommendations can greatly decrease the chances of experiencing such symptoms:

  • Sit approximately two feet away from any electronic screen.
  • Ensure proper font size and resolution for comfortable reading.
  • Take frequent breaks, at minimum a few times an hour, and focus on something other than the electronic screen.

In addition to eye health, March is also a month to focus on eye safety in the workplace.

While we may associate this topic with industrial jobs with potential projectiles like metals or wood, or with possible chemical splashes, there are reasons for eye safety concern in many professions.

Any job where blood or bodily fluids are managed requires appropriate safety measures, as well as those dealing with various forms of radiation – whether infrared, ultraviolet or laser.

Professionals dealing with any of the above should always utilize protective eyewear.

Always make sure that you are wearing properly fitting protective eyewear, which the Spektacles team is glad to assist you with at our convenient Cardiff Seaside Market location.

Providing such well-fitting protective eyewear is just one of the ways those in managerial roles can have a great impact on eye safety in the workplace.

Identifying potential hazards in advance and using proper screening are a few more.

If every workplace and individual followed these tips, then many of the 2,000 job-related eye injuries reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that happen each day in America would be prevented.

If you have additional questions, or would like to set up an appointment with one of the Spektacles team today, contact us at 760-452-2895.

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