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Safety glasses for the workshop

I have a small business making garden furniture out of reclaimed bits of metal in my workshop. I'm also shortsighted. But when you are working in the workshop, it's important that you can see exactly what you are doing, which is why I have been searching for prescription safety glasses. Although my normal glasses are good for most tasks, safety glasses can withstand severe forces without shattering and feels just like wearing my normal glasses. This blog has some different models of safety glasses compared for different workshop conditions, as well as some options for getting yourself fitted for prescription safety glasses.

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3 Possible Reasons You're Experiencing Blurred Vision

by Rachel Alexander

Blurred vision should always be checked out by an optometrist. It's normal to worry you may be experiencing blurred vision due to a serious health problem, such as a tumour, but the cause is often less serious and easy to treat. These three eye problems are common causes of blurred vision:

Long Or Short Sightedness

If your eyes have to strain to see near or distant objects clearly, you can experience blurred vision. You may not be aware that you're straining when you begin to develop long or short sightedness, but straining occurs when your eyes try to compensate for slight changes in their shape, which affects the angle that light reaches your retinas. The retinas in the back of your eyes transfer images to your brain for processing, so in order for clear images to be transferred to your brain, you'll need prescription lenses or glasses to correct the angle that light enters your eyes.

Blepharitis

Either a bacterial infection or seborrheic dermatitis can cause blepharitis. This is an inflammatory eye condition that can cause swelling, dryness and crust formation on the margins of your eyelids. Again, you may not be aware you've developed this condition in the early stages, but localised irritation can cause visual disturbances. Blepharitis is a long-term condition, but you can control the symptoms by cleaning your eyelid margins a couple of times a day to remove debris. Use a soft cloth or cotton pads dipped in warm water and gently rub your eyelid margins in a circular motion working outwards from the bridge of your nose. When daily cleansing isn't improving your symptoms, your GP may prescribe a topical antibiotic to clear a bacterial infection.

Type 2 Diabetes

High blood sugar levels can interfere with the protein structure of your lenses and cause them to swell. When this occurs, you'll experience blurred vision and may also notice other visual disturbances, such as floaters and flashes. Your optometrist can tell you if you're experiencing blurred vision due to high blood sugar by examining your eyes with a slit lamp, which allows them to see magnified images of each part of your eyes. You can undo the swelling by bringing your blood sugar levels back within the normal range. If you're struggling to control your blood sugar levels, your diabetic nurse can provide support and review your medication.

If you're experiencing blurred vision, don't wait until you're due your next eye test. Prompt treatment can prevent avoidable damage to your sight, so schedule an appointment with your optometrist as soon as possible. 

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