As a child, it's very common to hear adults tell you not to run around while carrying sharp objects. While doing such a thing in our adult life is not common or considered a danger, we're still at a risk of injuring our eyes, simply by using power tools, welding machinery, saws and other tools that have potential hazards attached to them while working in a machine shop or even at home. To ensure that your eyes are properly protected, choose a pair of protective eyewear like safety glasses or safety goggles.

You might be wondering how tools like welding machines can potentially harm our eyes if they are used properly, but if you take a close look at the scenario when this equipment is used, it's not that the equipment itself can get into your eyes but the small particles of dust, sparks and other debris that can get into your eyes. Proper eye protection will ensure that even if these things fly towards your eyes, they will be there to protect you from any and all eye-related injuries. Even the smallest dust particle can be very dangerous to the sensitive eye surface, mainly because of the human body's natural tendency to protect itself from harm, which in some cases is the main reason damage occurs. For example, if a wood splinter happened to fly into your eye, the natural response would be close to the eye tightly, which could actually push the splinter further into the eye or scratching the surface from the lid movement.

What makes eye protection like safety glasses different from regular eye glasses is that, they have a stronger and thicker frame with lenses that are made specifically for impact. There are some safety glasses that are heat resistant with specialized tints that help with intense light and glare. The coverage this eyewear gives is extensive. Regular glasses give you great protection from the front of your face, but with the specialized safety welder's glasses, they usually have frames that stick to your forehead and around your cheeks. With no exposed areas, you're sure no fly away particles will get through your glasses and to your eyes.

If you're thinking about the other benefits of using protective eyewear, there are also styles with bifocal safety lenses to help you work comfortably with clear vision. When the work you do is risky to your eyes, protect them with eye protection .