March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March 1st, 2017

Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection. Naturally, such eye protection can be found right here at TATUM EYECARE. We stock a full line of safety eyewear, complete with side shields and all safety lenses are ANSI certified and stamped.

For those who are unfamiliar, “ANSI/ISEA Z87.1 prescribes the design, performance specifications, and marking of safety eye and face products, including millions of safety goggles, spectacles, faceshields, and welding helmets, worn by workers in thousands of manufacturing and processing facilities, university and research laboratories, and other occupational settings. It was developed by the Z87 Committee on Safety Eye and Face Protection, which is administered by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Safety eyewear conforming to the standard is widely used in the U.S., and the standard is incorporated into OSHA regulations for personal protective equipment,” according to this standard.

So whether you need safety eyewear for your workplace or just you want to be careful at home, in the garage or while active, visit us for your safety eyewear needs. In fact, if you mention this blog in MARCH you can receive 25% off your safety eyewear order for Workplace Eye Wellness Month!