As we navigate through COVID-19 Sedl Agencies is OPEN and following recommended safety guidelines to ensure our customers’ and staffs’ safety.

Written by Ellen Morrison, Executive Assistant

Eye injuries account for roughly 25% of all workplace injuries, particularly in construction, mining, agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. The effects of injury extend beyond the injured worker to other staff members, customers and the entire business.

Previously, eye safety in the workplace focused on protection against physical injuries such as foreign objects in the eye, chemical burns, punctures, bruises, cuts, scratches and corneal abrasions. Healthcare specialists now believe that regular use of computers and mobiles phones has the potential to cause damage that is just as substantial.

This digital eye strain as well as lighting changes, reflective surfaces and variable outdoor conditions can put additional stress on the eyes causing repetitive strain issues.

Symptoms include:

  • Dry eyes: A deficiency of tears. The main symptom is usually a scratchy or sandy feeling as if something is in the eye.
  • Tired eyes: When eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use
  • Headaches: A continuous pain in the head.
  • Eye irritation (itchy and burning): Mild eye redness, itching, or tearing.
  • Blurred vision: Refers to a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail.

Symptoms caused by eye straining are distracting, disruptive and lead to reduced performance and productivity.

To minimise the risk to your business, uvex have created a tinted lens that protect eyes from physical and digital strain injuries.

The CBR tinted lens improves contrast enhancement, reduces blue light and supports relaxed vision.

 

Contrast enhancement is ideal for accurate vision in every situation. Bright lights, changing light conditions, reflective surfaces and using digital devices all put unnecessary strain on the eyes which can be uncomfortable and increase the onset of fatigue.

The innovative uvex CBR tinted lens helps the eyes to focus more easily by providing better contrasts. This enables you to remain focused on the task at hand whether working in mining, construction, utilities; or on the golf course.

Blue light reduction is ideal when operating display screen equipment such as LED lights, computers and other visual display screens which produce harsh, unnatural high blue light content which can, over time, fatigue the eyes and encourage headaches. The uvex CBR tinted lens reduces blue light by up to 40% at 450 nm offering protection against these harmful emissions.

Relaxed vision is ideal when completing precision work. From harsh industrial to inspection work, there are many tasks that require continuous levels of high concentration. The uvex CBR tinted lens technology delivers a relaxed field of vision, reducing the eyes from becoming fatigued.

Thanks to the innovation of uvex’s new CBR tinted lens, you can relax knowing your eyes are completely protected from physical and digital strain injuries.

 

References

OPSM. (2014). Eye Health at Work. Retrieved from https://www.opsm.com.au/eye-care/workplace-services/eye-health

OPSM. (2014). Eye Strain Symptoms. Retrieved from https://www.opsm.com.au/eye-care/workplace-services/eye-health

UVEX. (2019). UVEX CBR65 and CBR75: focus on fatigue free, relaxed vision. Retrieved from https://www.uvex-safety.com.au/en/product-group/cbr/

UVEX. (2019). UVEX sportstyle safety spectacles. Retrieved from https://www.uvex-safety.com.au/en/products/Safety-Eyewear/7124/uvex-sportstyle-safety-spectacles/