Under the Health and Safety in the workplace Act, employees engaging in hazardous work, must be provided with safety spectacles.
In Ireland, approximately 30% of the workforce should be wearing prescription safety glasses while working. However, every year thousands of people injure their eyes at work through wearing inadequate protective eyewear.
At Sheehan Opticians, our Optometrists will advise you on the most appropriate safety eyewear solution depending on your work. For example, carpenters and electricians will require high impact protection, while low impact hard coated plastic safety glasses are sufficient for those working in a paint shop or lab where chemical resistance is more important than impact resistance.
Safety glasses are available in single vision, bifocal and varifocal options. Anti-reflection coatings or a tint can be added to safety spectacles if required.