Protection

Protection

Let's separate the myths from the facts surrounding eye protection 
Honestly, I don't need to protect my eyes all day long!

 
An accident can happen anywhere and at any time. This is why some companies are asking their employees to wear eye protection equipment at all times. The objective of this is not to bother you but to limit incidence of accidents at work, for which the employer is ultimately responsible. 

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The two most common causes of an eye injury are lack of protection or inadequate protection. With appropriate eye protection or glasses, 90% of eye damage can be prevented.
Does Protective Eyewear really work?

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Eye injuries are still uncommon.

 
For welders and anyone using a cutting torch, eye injuries account for 27% of accidents. Overall, lack of protection and inadequate protection are the two most common causes of eye lesions.

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Over exposure to high intensity sources may cause burns and damage to the eye, which can occur in a wide range of industrial and medical environments. Welding processes, steelworks and surgery are on the front line. To meet these specific needs, Bollé Safety offers protective glasses, goggles, face shields and welding helmets, specifically developed for combating optical radiation.
Optical radiation alone can't be dangerous.

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To protect yourself against UV, just close your eyes!

 
Since UV light exposure is pervasive, closing youir eyes is not a practical solution.  In industrial settings, large amounts of UV light generated by certain activities can be dangerous for the eyes and therefore require appropriate professional protection. Some examples include:
  • Welding Arches.  These create considerable UV emissions which require a specific protective helmet, which must contain a quartz envelope that does not allow the UV light to penetrate the face shield.
  • Low-pressure fluorescent tubes (tanning booths) and high-pressure lamps.
  • UV diodes developed in Japan.  These are widely used for instrument disinfection, printed circuit etching, spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy in the laboratory, etc. 

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The color or shade of a lens is not a good indicator of protection. UV filtration depends on the quality and type of material used to make the lenses. The lenses are evaluated and classified by a code-  0,1,2 3 and 5, which corresponds to a filtration scale of UVA and UVB. This classification is independent of the lens color, which only relates to comfort.
To protect against UV, dark lenses are all I need.