For many, fall is a favorite time of the year. It’s football season, we can have bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes are back, and beautiful colors are splashed everywhere in the foliage. But with fall activities come a variety of eye-related safety hazards. Here are some common ways you can protect your eyes this fall.
Fall Eye Care Tips
- Protect your eyes outside. Whether you’re working in the yard, garage, or on the house to clean up leaves and winterize your home it’s best to invest in a quality pair of safety eyewear. Raking, mowing, bagging leaves, trimming trees, and using a chainsaw all kick up debris that can both irritate your eyes and possibly cause severe injury due to flying projectiles. Investing in a quality pair of safety eyewear is one of the best ways to protect your eyes outside this fall. At SafeVision, we have a wide selection to choose from, so you’re stylish and protected while doing yard work.
- Use Anti-fog solutions. Cooler weather causes moisture to quickly fog up lenses. This can severely hinder your visibility which can lead to injuries for yourself or others. SafeVision now offers a line of anti-fog sprays and wipes that will help reduce fogged lenses while you’re working up a sweat outdoors this fall.
- Play it safe during sports. As we mentioned earlier, the fall brings back football, among many other sports. Don’t let a fun family game end with an eye injury. Regular eyewear also does not protect your eyes adequately and can even be more dangerous. So be sure you’re wearing the proper safety eyewear for your sport. Know the level of risk for eye injury, and make sure you take all measures to keep your eyes safe. Check out SafeVision’s selection of safety eyewear or talk with one of our representatives.
- Sun and cycling safety. Many enjoy long rides on their motorcycle during the fall to view the changing landscape. A high rate of speed can make even the most minor debris very dangerous for your eyes even while cycling. All SafeVision eyewear is tested to and meets ANSI Z87.1 impact rating. But, let’s not forget UV protection and reducing hazardous glare from the sun. Our polycarbonate and Phoenix lenses offer UV protection, and a quality pair of polarized lenses will help cut down on glare during your ride. Furthermore, a brown or bronze pair of lenses can often enhance the vibrant fall colors making your ride safer and more enjoyable.
Ultimately, safety eyewear should be comfortable, meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, and not interfere with peripheral vision. At SafeVision we produce prescription safety eyewear to meet OSHA standards for not only your workplace but also offer a variety of stylish options for keeping you safe outside this fall.