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Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Army Warns Soldiers about Safety Eyewear
Topic: Safety Eyewear

"Eyeglasses that failed ballistic tests four years ago are available in Self Service Supply Centers, and the Army wants them off the shelves now. What’s more, the Army is warning soldiers against wearing the inferior glasses. All Army Action Message calls on the supply centers to stop stocking and issuing Pyramex Venture II glasses, national stock number 4240-01-500-6173, and directs commanders to ensure their personnel are wearing Army-approved eyewear." That's a story from ArmyTimes.


Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 5:50 AM EDT
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Thursday, 9 September 2010
Workers Don't Use Safety Eyewear
Topic: Safety Eyewear
"New research published by 3M has revealed that over a third of companies in UK have employees who don’t wear safety eyewear when required," according to a post on Safety & Health Practitioner. Some 38 percent complained that their safety eyewear felt uncomfortable. (Was that compared to a shard in the eye?) About 73 percent claimed comfort was "the most important factor when selecting safety eyewear."

Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 8:16 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Leading Cause of Childhood Blindness Can Be Easily Cured
Topic: Safety Eyewear

If parents, teachers, and coaches were more pro-active, the leading cause of childhood blindness will cease. That's the implications of a recent posting for HealthNewsDigest.com by National Eye Institute (NEI). The esteemed institution noted that eye injuries account for much of the blindness in school-aged children and that most injuries are sports related. Parents, teachers, and coaches can prevent the resulting corneal abrasions, blunt traumas, penetrating injuries, inflamed irises, fractured eye sockets, detached retinas, and traumatic cataracts 90% of the time if they insist the children wear safety eyewear. That's why Prevent Blindness America has declared September as Sports Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month.

At the same time, MDLinx notes that "The depiction of adequate protective eyewear use during eye–risk activities is rare in network scripted broadcast programs. Healthcare professionals and health advocacy groups should continue to work to improve public education about eye injury risks and prevention; these efforts could include working with the television industry to improve the accuracy of the depiction of eye injuries and the proper protective eyewear used for prevention of injuries in scripted programming."


Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 6:26 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 1 September 2010 6:48 AM EDT
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Sunday, 29 August 2010
Importance of Safety Eyewear
Topic: Safety Eyewear
A Duluth, Minnesota, man never thought twice about safety eyewear. Then there was a softball game. A ball bounced, hit him in the eye, and tore his retina in hlaf. Now he promotes eyewear safety.

Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 8:13 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 1 September 2010 6:49 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Eye Safety on the Playing Field/Court
Topic: Safety Eyewear
Each year, approximately 200,000 eye injuries related to sports occur among children. Ninety percent of these incidents, however, could be prevented through the use of protective sports eyewear. That's the report from The Vision Council.

Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 7:12 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2010 7:25 AM EDT
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Monday, 9 August 2010
Patent Approval Backlog Prevents New Line of Eyewear
Topic: Safety Eyewear
Aldo DiBelardino developed Spekx eyewear four years ago. He told CBS News: "They provide you goggle-like protection, but they provide you the style and convenience of sunglasses." He hasn't started selling them yet. Why? He doesn't have a patent yet because of a backlog.

Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 1:10 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 3 August 2010
QB Wears Protective Eyewear to Practice
Topic: Safety Eyewear
"Peyton Manning showed up for Tuesday morning's practice wearing a dark visor under his facemask as protection for his irritated eyes," according to a story from the Victoria Advocate.

Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 9:44 PM EDT
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Friday, 16 July 2010
Believe It or Not: Excitement about Safety Eyewear Study
Topic: Safety Eyewear
Nanofilm recently announced that it would conduct a field test of its Defog It antifogging agent for safety eyewear. Phones were ringing off the hook. "The response shows professionals are looking for solutions to the hazard of fogged safety eyewear in utilities, pulp and paper, construction, law enforcement and military workplaces," says John Swett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing There is no cost to the participate in the test.

Safety Online reports that the 12-day program provides antifog products for company use and includes a 10-question survey about fogging as a factor in workers' failure to wear safety eyewear and fogged eyewear as a workplace hazard for workers in utilities, paper mills, steel manufacturers, construction companies and military units. You might want to let some of your customers know about this study.


Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 7:20 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 16 July 2010 1:37 PM EDT
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Thursday, 15 July 2010
Globe Rupture Even with Safety Glasses
Topic: Safety Eyewear

In an article that appeared in The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, authors reported that three months after routine cataract surgery, a patient was using his post-surgical eyeglasses on a tennis court. He fell directly on his face during a match. His globe ruptured. "Spectacle torsion is the suspected biomechanical process that led to the rupture."


Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 1:27 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 16 July 2010 1:37 PM EDT
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Sunday, 4 July 2010
New Safety Glasses a Hit
Topic: Safety Eyewear

Energy Telecom is ordering more of its safety eyewear with telecommunications capabilities because demand has been running higher than expected. Meanwhile SafetyOnline.com is reminding its readers that 90% of all eye injuries, especially on the job, could have been prevented with safety glasses.


Posted by ct3/opticalceu at 11:50 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 16 July 2010 1:40 PM EDT
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