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Contact Lenses

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At one time contact lenses were thought to be a danger in many work environments and while doing many tasks. Current safety thinking about contact lenses is this: Contacts are safe for use in all work environments, providing other appropriate eye protection is also used. They have even been approved for use with a respirator.

The problems which give contact lenses a bad name at work have usually turned out to be the result of over-use and failure to use protective safety eyewear.

Contacts should not be worn in any situation where they might absorb chemical vapors or trap dust. If you wear contact lenses, these tips are for you:

Fighter pilots in the Persian Gulf War found contact lenses worked better with their respirators and goggles than eyeglasses did. Their experience contributed to the new thinking about contact lenses in the workplace.


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