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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

3 Signs Your Toddler Might Be Colour Blind

by Rachel Alexander

Do you have a niggling feeling that your toddler may be colour blind? While colour recognition develops in infancy, it can be hard to tell if a toddler is suffering from colour blindness as they may still be learning to name colours accurately. If you want to get a good indication, you'll have to look for other signs in their behaviour. Here are 3 signs that your child may be colour blind.

They Struggle to Differentiate

Do you find that your child is bright, but struggles with certain simple concepts like differentiation? Children with colour blindness aren't any less intelligent than those without, but they may struggle with any activity that involves similar objects that differ only in colour. For example, a colour blind child may have no problem telling bananas from grapes, but they might struggle to pick a lemon out from a bowl of limes. They may tell you that they want the green juice, then complain that they actually wanted the orange juice. This can be frustrating for a parent if they don't know what's going on behind the scenes, as it seems like your child just chooses not to engage with certain tasks. A colour blindness diagnosis brings some context to this seemingly strange behaviour.  

They're Always Losing Things

How often does your toddler lose things? When a child suffers from colour blindness, it's easier for them to lose toys because they can't differentiate them from other belongings. This can seem relentless for a parent, but it's even more frustrating for a little toddler. Something as obvious as a yellow ball in the grass might be virtually impossible for a colour blind toddler to see. Repeatedly misplacing items could be a sign that they need to be tested.

They Use Other Senses More

Does your little one always smell their food before they eat it? Perhaps they put things in their mouth more than you'd expect at their age? When young children are colour blind, they often resort to using other senses because their eyesight isn't reliable. Without sniffing their dinner before eating, for example, they may not know whether they're eating their favourite sweetcorn or their hated peas. Likewise, they may choose activities that are more tactile -- sandpit play, for example, rather that colouring or sorting blocks. These activities will be more fun for a toddler whose vision isn't up to scratch.

If you suspect that your toddler may be colour blind, book an appointment with your optometrist for a children's eye test as soon as possible and request a colour blindness test alongside it. Even if your child isn't colour blind, an eye test will be able to identify any other problems they have early so they can be dealt with before your little one's development is influenced. Contact a doctor for an eye test for more information.