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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

Are You Developing a Cataract?

by Rachel Alexander

As you get close to retirement age, you may notice that it is increasingly difficult to focus on objects that are in the middle or far distance. Some of these objects may appear blurry, and, sometimes, you may notice a halo around lights at night. In this situation, you should schedule an appointment with an optometrist as you may have one or more cataracts like many of your age. What are these, and what can you do if this turns out to be the case?

Understanding the Cataract

A cataract is an imperfection of the lens in the eye. As time goes by, the lens will begin to deteriorate and become far less flexible than before. This is a typical sign of ageing, but the good news is that there is a great solution. An eye surgeon can remove the old lens and replace it with an artificial one in a procedure that does not take much time at all.

What's Going On?

When you develop a cataract, your ability to focus will deteriorate in that eye. While most people will eventually develop a cataract in each eye in this situation, this will usually happen independently, and you may not need to get them both replaced at the same time.

Looking at Your Options

Usually, you will discuss the options with your optometrist and eye surgeon if you have developed this condition. They'll explain the procedure and any associated risks, and you will, between you, decide what to do next.


In the procedure, you will receive a localised anaesthetic to numb the area. The surgeon will make a tiny incision in the front of the eye and use a tool to remove the old lens. They will then insert an artificial replacement, and the entire procedure will take less than an hour.


Within a couple of days, you should regain the use of that eye and, usually, will notice an immediate improvement. While the new lens will work very well, it will not function as efficiently as the original. Therefore, you may have to wear reading glasses for close-up work after the procedure.

Getting a Prognosis

For further information and to learn about cataract surgery, talk with an optometrist soon. They'll conduct an examination and will tell you if you have, indeed, developed a cataract, but don't worry, as this is one of the most commonplace operations in the world today, with a very high rate of success.