Sports & Safety Eyewear in Walnut Creek & Antioch

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The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes

Your eyes are the windows to the soul, but to you, they’re your window to the world around you! Protecting your eyes should be at the top of your priority list because if something happens to them, you could lose your vision forever.

Many occupations and recreational activities involve performing tasks that could potentially be harmful to your eyes. However, knowing what protective equipment you should wear can be the first step in making sure you can enjoy clear vision for as long as possible.

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we can give you the necessary knowledge to be safe at work and play. If you have any questions about sports or safety eyewear, we’d be happy to help. Give us a call or use our online form to book an appointment at your convenience!

Stay Safe at Work

Every day, 2000 workers in the United States sustain work-related eye injuries that require significant medical treatment. Safety experts and eye doctors believe that 90% of these eye injuries can be lessened in severity and even prevented with the right eye protection.

Some of the most common workplace-related eye injuries are chemicals, foreign objects getting in the eye, trauma, and cuts and scratches. Other eye injuries can involve burns from hot fluids, steam, and ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure. Some workers may also be at risk of infectious disease through eye exposure, such as healthcare, laboratory, and janitorial workers.

Many eye injuries occur for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. They weren’t wearing the right eye protection
  2. They were wearing the wrong type of protection for the job

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to use appropriate eye and face protection whenever there’s a risk of injury that could be prevented by the equipment. Different types of safety eyewear that can be worn on the job include:

  • Goggles
  • Face shields
  • Safety glasses
  • Full-face respirators

Stay Safe at Play

Professional athletes and recreational enthusiasts alike need to know the dangers of not wearing adequate eye protection when playing sports. Many, if not all, sports-related eye injuries are preventable. Although no athlete would deny the need for sports equipment, shoes, and clothing, many are unaware that sports eyewear is just as essential.

Improper eyewear does not protect against trauma and can even exacerbate the issue if broken. Trauma to the eyes, face, head, or neck can also lead to severe injuries with permanent damage. Wearing the right eyewear for your sport can not only keep your eyes safe but even help you play better.

Sports goggles come in various shapes and sizes, with some being specifically designed for individual sports. If you’re looking for eyewear for the sport you play, there are many things to consider. Talk to your optometrist for a professional recommendation on how you can keep your eyes protected at play.

Book Your Appointment Today!

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we want you to keep working and enjoy your favorite sports while staying safe. We carry a few different brands of specially-designed safety and sports eyewear and can give you expert recommendations on individual styles that will keep you protected. If you have questions about your eyewear, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or use our online form to book an appointment today!

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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