We also believe in giving back to the community. That’s why our clinic is now offering healthcare workers 50% off on safety goggles! For over a year now, the Covid-19 virus has been impacting Canadians. In that time, it’s infected over 700,000 Canadians, including over 100,000 Alberta residents. As vaccine rollout occurs, it’s important to continue practicing safe measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and using proper eye protection for those in high-risk environments. As your local eye clinic in Calgary, we remain dedicated to your safety. Our office is compliant with all Health Canada regulations. We prioritize the health and safety of our staff and customers. Keep reading to learn more about the impact of Covid-19 and details on the discounted eye protection.
A New Variant of COVID-19 is Found in Alberta
Canada has recently seen the introduction of a new variant of the Covid-19 virus, known for its ease of transmission. This new variant could push Alberta’s health care system to the brink. So far, the new variant has not been spreading in large numbers, but that could change. More than ever, it’s essential for healthcare workers during Covid to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus.
Protecting Calgary’s Healthcare Workers
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S.’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends that healthcare workers use specific eye wear for complete protection from Covid-19. Safety glasses and eye goggles can prevent the transfer of the Covid-19 virus through the mucosa, the watery mucus membranes in parts of the body such as the nose, mouth, and eyes. Since healthcare employees are frontline workers in high-risk situations, it is recommended they use safety goggles or safety glasses.
As a thank you to our healthcare workers, we are offering 50% off prescription lenses for safety glasses and 50% off safety goggles to all healthcare workers. We want to help you stay protected from work-related exposure to the virus, so you can continue helping others. We have three clinics located within Calgary and Regina for you to place an order on your safety eyewear.
Recommended PPE Eyewear for Healthcare Workers
For healthcare workers, we recommend eye protection in the form of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). By fitting over your existing glasses, PPE eye protection can also prevent scratching. This will prevent damage to your everyday glasses, saving you money. Prescription safety eyewear will also fit you better than a non-prescription alternative. In addition to being more comfortable, it will prevent you from touching your eyewear to readjust it. If you touch your eyewear, it is best to clean them immediately. By not touching your eyewear, you can minimize the risk of virus transmission.
Your Family Eye Clinic in Calgary
Prescription safety eyewear is safe, affordable, and convenient. If you’re a healthcare worker who doesn’t have prescription safety glasses or goggles, it is advised to get them immediately. We can help you with that through our discounts for healthcare workers. Eye Health Centres is your go-to local eye clinic in Calgary and Regina. We’re a full-service eye care clinic with a dedicated team of optometrists. Book an appointment with Eye Health Centres today, and let us help keep you safe.