In a fire specific googles/faceshields,clothing,
equipment,eyedrops can all be required
Most eye injuries and even smoke-related inflammation can be prevented by the use of proper protective eyewear including goggles and face shields. People who already suffer from eye conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis, or allergic conjunctivitis are especially susceptible to the burning and stinging eye pain that smoke can cause. Keeping artificial tears in the refrigerator and cold compress over your eyes is also soothing. Specially designed eyewear can be prescribed to patients with dry eye and can be a great option for anyone experiencing sensitivity to smoke in the air as close-fitting glasses or sunglasses will provide at least some barrier that slows the stream of air going into your eyes. Improve your indoor air with an air filter.Wind makes the moisture in your eyes evaporate so lubricating drops can help against exposure and heat. Humidifiers can be helpful.Direct and reflected UV exposure can cause inflammation of the eye, skin cancer and cataracts and so it should be a year-round priority to wear sunglasses.
Stop the fog on your glasses and protect your eyes
The interior water vapor condenses onto a single lens because the lens is colder than the vapor, although anti-fog agents can be used.
Antifogging eyewear generally have two layers of airtight lenses (inner lens warmer outer lens colder) to prevent the interior from becoming “foggy” by keeping the temperature of the inner lens close to that of the interior water vapour
Ventilation safety glasses can prevent sweat from building up inside.
Fogging is the number one vision-related barrier to wearing safety eyewear.
SAI global certified anti-fog coatings are now available.
Handy belt cases can have them at the ready, so you not caught out.
Eye protection can include
Clip-ons attached to a prescription spectacle or Plano-lens frame, normally when glare is the only risk.
Over glasses Need to have correct fit/instability.
Wide vision Safety glasses – often resembling sunglasses. Additions such as frame collars provide peripheral protection.
Inserts – Eye protectors with a prescription carrier.Wide vision goggles – Flexible frame or rigid with a separate cushioned fitting surface and headband. Welding goggles – added protective measures for welding with air vents and anti-fog coatings.
Face shields can provide additional protection against extreme temperatures to the face, blasts and high impact. Smoke being a mixture of chemicals in gaseous, liquid and solid forms contains different-sized smoke particles.
Smoking tobacco is detrimental as is smoke in your eyes.
Generally, eye irritation from smoke can be relieved by flushing with artificial tears and the use of cold compresses depending upon the circumstances.
Prescription safety eyewear allows
• Increased comfort, improved vision
• Reduced weight.more fashionable
• Less reflection, Less restriction on movement and visual field
Other goggle types and uses
Swimming goggles will not be usable more than a few feet underwater, which requires a diving mask must be used.
Blowtorch goggles are not the correct filters for arc welding which requires radiation protection
Sports protection to prevent eye injury eg racketball sports
Astronomy and meteorology use: dark adaption before going outside at night, in order to help the eyes adapt to the dark.
Keep those sunnies handy, in your car, on water, and in the wind
Floating spectacle bands are useful.