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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

Three Factors To Consider After Your Cataract Surgery

by Rachel Alexander

An Australian health insurer reports that more than 700,000 Australians are currently affected by cataracts. Cataracts gradually reduce your vision, and you need surgical intervention to restore your eyesight to close to normal ranges. As someone who has cataract surgery booked in a few weeks, it is time to consider your aftercare needs once the surgery is complete. Here are three things you need to think about.

 Physical Limitations

Because cataract treatment involves anaesthesia, there is the normal caveat of not driving a motor vehicle the day of your surgery as you may feel tired and disoriented. Therefore, you will need somebody to drive you home after the process is completed. However, there are several other physical limitations to be mindful of:

  • your eyes are sensitive right now to sunlight, so be sure to wear sunglasses any time you leave your home during the healing period
  • don't swim or use a hot tub for the first week so as not to expose your eyes to infection from bacteria in the water
  • don't exercise for at least two weeks as the process of straining your muscles could injure your eyes.

As well as physical limitations after surgery, there are a couple of environmental factors to consider too.

Environmental Limitations

If you are someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, then you need to do everything you can to avoid environments which trigger these allergies. For example, if pollen sets you off on a sneezing fit and gives you watery eyes, then stay indoors if possible for the first week after cataract surgery. Rubbing your eyes or sneezing can both damage the healing process. Dust and wind can also cause the eyes to water, so this is another environmental type to avoid.

New Glasses

After approximately two weeks, the swelling will have subsided enough in the eye that you can consider replacing your glasses. If you did not previously wear glasses, now is the time to have your eyes tested while they are in great health. Do not have your eyes tested prior to this recovery time as the swelling can alter the refraction correction needed in your glasses lens.

If you have any further concerns about your upcoming cataract surgery and the limitations after this process, then have a chat with your optometrist. By being forewarned on what the limitations are, you can make sure that you have everything at home to make your short recovery period comfortable and easy to cope with.