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Keeping Your Eyes Protected

Our vision is essential to the work we do and the fun we have. But our eyes are also sensitive and susceptible to injury. One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your eyes safe during work, home maintenance, and sports is to wear appropriate eyewear.

Contact us or come in to learn what safety eyewear best for your lifestyle and needs.

Eye Injuries to Watch Out For

Most eye injuries can be prevented by simply wearing protective glasses. In situations where you can’t control all the variables, at least you can rely on goggles or other eyewear to protect you from debris or an errant piece of sports gear.

  • Dust, dirt, and branches blowing in the wind
  • Flying particles from digging, drilling, and similar operations
  • UV radiation from welding
  • Splashes
  • Errant fibres from fibreglass or other insulating materials
  • Irritating and corrosive chemicals

Injuries can happen during both high-impact (hockey and baseball) and low-impact sports (swimming and yoga). The 2 most common types of sports-related eye injuries are:

COVID-19 & Specialty Eyewear

A fascinating 2020 study found that there may be a link between eye protection and a reduced chance of contracting COVID-19. It wasn’t clear from the study why the eye protection was helpful. It may have been because they stopped people from touching their eyes or because it stopped infectious particles from reaching the vulnerable membrane of the eye. Or, it could be that people who wore glasses were more likely to be older people who could stay home away from infected areas.

For people who work in high-risk environments during the pandemic, safety eyewear has been a crucial piece of personal protective equipment. While it’s not clear that people who don’t currently wear glasses would gain significant benefit from wearing safety goggles in their daily life, your optometrist can answer any questions you have about safety eyewear and COVID-19.

Where To Find Us

Sarnia – Lakeshore Road

  • 1206 Lakeshore Road
  • Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

Sarnia – Vidal Street

  • 120 Vidal Street North
  • Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

Grand Bend

  • 43 Main Street East
  • Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Our Services

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

TempSure Skin Tightening

Myopia Control

Dry Eye Exams

Macular Degeneration


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