Improper eye safety wear can cost workers their vision and companies thousands of dollars.
According to WorkSafe BC, over the last several years there has been more than 10,000 eye injuries in B.C., resulting in approximately 92,000 days lost and claims in excess of $30 million.
Unsafe work conditions negatively impact productivity, profits, and the ability to retain skilled workers. Safety eyewear is mandatory, however, some workers wear improper eye protection or none at all. Improper fit, poor comfort and incorrect prescription are some underlying reasons for employees not wearing required safety eyewear.
OVP doctors of optometry are professional eye doctors who understand the vision needs and concerns of workers. We provide leading eye safety wear that meets WorkSafe BC and CSA standards. Our eye doctors can correctly fit protective eyewear, ensuring continued comfort and wear.
Our comprehensive eye exams can also determine if employees’ prescriptions meet the demands of their workplace, reducing the chance of accidents caused by poor vision.