Eye Protection & Safety


Through comprehensive eye health services, such as visual field assessments and vision training, your Doctor of Optometry can detect, manage and treat conditions such as job-related eyestrain, age-related vision change and disease.

Healthy Eyes, Healthy Employees

Safety eyewear should be worn whenever there is a risk of injury to the eyes due to impact, heat, chemical, dust or optical radiation hazards. Does your occupational health and safety program include prescription eyewear for your employees?

Thier eye health and safety is essential to their personal wellness and success. Newfoundland Vision Services provides safety eyewear to employees throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • +Why Is Vision Coverage Important
    Healthy vision and health go together. An undetected vision problem can affect your work. Vision coverage helps ensure the full range of your health needs is being addressed.
  • +What Should A Vision Plan Cover?
    Many vision plans only cover the cost of eyeglasses. Unfortunately, quality eye care is about much more than glasses. A vision plan that also covers the cost of annual optometric visits, and such comprehensive eye care services as visual field assessments and vision training will ensure your total eye health is covered.
  • +What Can You Do?
    Employers and benefits manager who are interested in the benefits of comprehensive vision coverage should contact the NLAO to learn more about the full range of services optometrists can provide.

The NLAO is a sponsor of the CNIB Foundations Industrial Eye Safety Program

The program is in its 11th year. As of June 2020, there have been over 416 workshops delivered to 15,400 participants within provincial industry, high schools, and colleges. Together with our partners, CNIB’s Eye Safety Program is making the health and safety of today’s workers, our future workers, and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador a top priority. Data provided by Workplace NL shows there has been a 68% reduction in workplace eye injuries. The NL Construction Safety Association also reported a 74% drop in eye injuries.

This 60-minute workshop uses a combination of real-life stories, shocking visuals, and personal stories. The goal is to resonate with the audience on a level that makes them consider the personal cost of eye injury and motivates them to be diligent about wearing appropriate eye protection, following workplace safety protocols and ensuring they are following vision health strategies. Active living, healthy foods and comprehensive eye exams can help reduce vision loss throughout our lives.

For more information contact the CNIB Foundation at 709-685-7263 or visit cnib.ca/sightloss