Please visit www.eyesafe.ca for more information on the eyesafe program
Eyesafe is a program administered by the Alberta Association of
Optometrists to promote workplace eye safety by providing prescription
safety glasses, eyewear accessories and services provided by Doctors of
Optometry. Formerly known as Occupational Vision Care (OVC), the
program is the largest and longest-running eye safety program in
Alberta, and is free to join.
Why is seeing a Doctor of Optometry important to workplace eye safety?
There are many kinds of eye examination procedures used by Doctors of
Optometry. Beyond simply checking a person’s ability to focus, they
test the eyes in ways which are highly relevant to safety in the
workplace – from light adjustment to depth perception and color
blindness. Here’s an overview of the most common procedures, all of
which are performed in your local Optometry
- Removal of Foreign Objects
- Muscle Alignment & Cover Testing
- Focus Testing (Refraction)
- Slit-Lamp Test
- Eye Pressure Testing (Tonometry)
- Colour Perception Testing
In summary, eye testing is far more than
checking to see if you can read a set letters on a far wall. To keep
your eyes in healthy condition over your lifetime and the life of your
career, always see your Optometrist annually, use proper eye protection,
and be “eyesafe”!
Find a Doctor of Optometry near you!