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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.


Safety glasses for the workshop

Different Forms of Laser Eye Surgery You Could Opt For

by Rachel Alexander

Eye problems are something a significant amount of people will have to deal with at one point in their lives. In past years, one would have to settle for being bespectacled once their eyes started ailing them. However, with time, contacts were introduced to people who need the extra aid but want to be subtle about it. Technology has made greater strides, and there is now a way to heal many defects your eye may have ranging from short-sightedness, long-sightedness and even cataracts. This is through the advent of laser eye surgery. However, most people have the misconception that this consists of one treatment. The truth of the matter is that there are several options available to you if you are looking to have this corrective surgery. Here are some of the different forms of laser eye surgery you could opt for.

Photorefractive Keratectomy surgery

The first option is the Photorefractive Keratectomy. This is also referred to as PRK. This is one of the oldest procedures that are used when it comes to laser surgery and thus is not quite as common in recent times. However, this is the best option for people who have a thinner cornea or that have a large pupil. The recovery period from choosing this option takes several months.

Lasek (Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratomileusis) surgery

The second option that you could contemplate when it comes to laser eye surgery would be the lasek option. With this procedure, the epithelial layer of the cornea is pushed out of the way using a fine blade. Alcohol is administered to the eye so as to loosen the tissue making way for the laser to be used underneath. The healing period with this option takes as little as a couple of days.

Lasik (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) surgery

The third option that is available to you when it comes to laser eye surgery is the Lasik procedure. This option is quite similar to the lasek option. The main difference comes in due to the small incision that is made so that a flap of the cornea can be lifted for the laser to do its job. With Lasik, the optometrist does not create a corneal flap.  Once the procedure is complete, it also has a short healing period of a few days.

It should be noted that before engaging in laser eye surgery you should determine the most appropriate prescription for your eye correction. In recent years, this type of surgery has become quite sophisticated. Thus, there are some treatments that are better suited for those with higher eye prescriptions. The type of laser surgery used would also depend on your individual optical affliction.