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Practice safe specs: Is your signage readable by everyone on your staff?

Overall, between 7 - 10% of the male population is color blind. When you break down the numbers; 8% of male Caucasians, 5% of Asian males, and 4% of African Amercians are deficient in red green perception. Below are the signage guidelines. Be sure to identify any member of your staff who is color deficient and screen new hires to make sure they can see the warning signage to keep them from harm

Red is for danger. Red danger signs and tags with contrasting black or white lettering are used only in areas where an immediate, serious hazard—one that can cause death or serious injury—exists. Flammable liquids are typically marked in red. Red markings are also used for some safety equipment, such as emergency stop bars, buttons, and switches.

Yellow is for caution. Yellow and black caution signs and tags warn about potential hazards or unsafe practices that could cause minor injuries. Wet floors, radiation, and “Do Not Enter” signs are often found in the form of yellow caution signs.

·         Green is for safety. Safety instruction signs have a white background, a green panel, and black and white letters or markings. These signs provide general safety information. For example, they are used to mark the location of emergency exits, first-aid kits, and safety equipment.

Illinois Estimated number of cases by vision problem Age >

Total Population ≥ 40



Vision Impairment & Blindness








Vision Impairment



Refractive Error




Myopia ≥ 1.0 diopters




Hyperopia ≥ 3.0 diopters









Diabetic Retinopathy





Check your safety glasses regularly and report and damage to the frame or lenses immediately. Remember: Keep the snipe nose pliers and hair drier in the drawer. Please see us when we are on site to keep your safety glasses fitting comfortably and avoid unnecessary damage. We don't want your safety glasses to be featured in our Safety Hall of Fame

Factors in the proper adjustment/alignment of safety eyewear



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Transitions VII                   XrtraActive         Vantage               Drivewear

Our Sun: dangerous to eyes and business bottom line

Our sun is the most intense source of blue light our eyes are exposed to every day. Without proper outside protection your employees’ eyes risk developing cataracts, photo keratitis, or macular degeneration.

Vision Xperts announces a new family of prescription Transitions safety lenses featuring Chromea 7 technology. Chromea 7 Transitions lenses are 15% darker, more reactive to reflected light (from concrete – metal surfaces – body of water) and darker on the hottest of summer days.

Bottom line; employees are protected from harmful blue light no matter the weather conditions associated with their outdoor work activities.

Eye Health = Eye Safety  LED technology and retinal damage

The bright, unhealthy light emitted from digital media devices may be adversely affecting your eyes. High-energy visible (HEV) light, commonly referred to as blue light, can cause retinal cell damage and is being studied as a possible cause of macular degeneration.  My office now offers Crizal Prevencia No-Glare lenses to protect your eyes:

Selectively filter out harmful light (Blue-Violet & UV)

Allow beneficial light to pass through (visible light, including Blue-Turquoise)

Maintain excellent transparency (clear No-Glare lens) for optimal vision at all times

LED technology in smart phones, tablets and other similar devices emits an intense bright, blue light. This distracting light causes other objects in your surrounding view to go in and out of focus. To correct this many of us will begin squinting. This is due in part because people tend to hold their mobile devices between two & nine inches closer to their eyes than they would printed reading material. The closer range causes strain on your eyes.

This is especially true for people who wear corrective eyewear or contact lenses. They are more likely to experience digital stress, as their prescription lenses may not have been designed for the mid-range distances of digital devices.

Please contact our office @ 708-686-5266 to learn how your eyes and safety glasses can start using Crizal Prevencia.



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Vision Xperts

613 S. 2nd St. St. Charles, IL 60174   708-686-5266