Sports & Safety Eyewear in British Columbia

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Keep Your Eyes Safe

Without your eyes, you would not be able to enjoy everything the world has to offer. That is why it is essential to protect your eyes, especially in hazardous situations. If an accident happens, you could lose your vision forever.

Many jobs and recreational activities involve instances where you could suffer an injury to your eyes, face, head, or neck. Knowing what to expect and how to protect yourself can be the first stepping stone to saving your vision.

At Northern Vision Care, we want you to enjoy clear vision and healthy eyes for as long as possible. We have the knowledge and experience to help keep your eyes safe while working or playing. If you have questions about protective eyewear, please give us a call or fill out our online form to book an appointment!

Stay Safe at Work

Safety glasses and goggles have become mandatory in many workplaces to protect workers from serious injury, permanent damage, and vision loss. The primary purpose of safety eyewear is to protect against high-speed projectiles (which can cause an eye emergency) alongside dust and other particles.

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, there are 6 different classes of safety goggles and masks. Be sure to check with your employer to ensure you are wearing suitable safety glasses for your job.

Everyday, approximately 1000 people in North America sustain a work-related eye injury. However, experts suggest that 90% of these injuries can be avoided with proper care and protection, according to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Stay Safe at Play

Playing sports both professionally and just for fun is a great way to stay healthy, but many sports pose significant risks for eye injuries. If you are participating in sports, it is in your best interest to consider protective eyewear.

The type of sport you are playing will influence the risk of sustaining an eye injury. Like baseball or basketball, some sports have a much higher risk than sports like swimming or cycling. However, no sport is ever exempt.

Some of the most common types of eye injuries to occur while playing sports include:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Corneal abrasion

However, research has shown that 90% of all eye injuries that happen while playing sports are preventable with the right equipment. If you are wondering what type of equipment will protect you the best, ask your optometrist. At Northern Vision Care, we know exactly what you can do to protect your eyes.

Safety Eyewear Brands We Carry

OnGuard Prescription safety glasses are a terrific choice if you want maximum protection in challenging conditions. OnGuard is one of the leading global brands that offer protective eyewear. Most of the safety glasses are focused on industrial or sports applications, but they can also be used in other difficult environments. In other words, if you foresee yourself needing regular extra eye protection, you may want to seriously consider purchasing OnGuard safety glasses.

Armourx is a leader in the safety eyewear industry, offering safety frames that combine quality, protection and fashion-forward design.

We help employers build a culture of safety in their workplace that prevents injury and accidents and protects employees against harm so they can perform their duties with confidence.

The brand known around the world for quality and innovation brings that focus to safety eyewear. Available in several styles and configurations, Pentax blends form and function — offering protective eyewear that delivers leading-edge design and materials, advanced optics and lens coatings, as well as unique functionality. The wearer can be confident of being protected — while looking good doing it.

Book Your Appointment Today!

At Northern Vision Care, we want you to enjoy good vision and ocular health for as long as possible. We will happily give you recommendations on what sports or safety eyewear you should be wearing at any time.

If you would like to inquire more about protecting your eyes, please give us a call or fill out our online form to book your appointment!

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Our Locations

Fort St. John

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Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Dawson Creek

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

Contact Information

Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

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