Whether you’re a manager, supervisor, administrator, coordinator or advisor, you’re also an advocate. That’s an important role, especially when it comes to eye safety for your employees. It’s proven that 90% of eye injuries are preventable by the proper use of safety equipment (including safety eyewear), however, many workers still don’t avail themselves of these safeguards for various reasons.
A member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists will be speaking about the relation of eye health to safety in the workplace.
This presentation will be a review of the 5 best practices of eye safety in the workplace and what to look for in the prescription safety eyewear program.
Ismail Hajar is the Alberta Business Development Representative for the Alberta Association of Optometrists’ Eyesafe program —Canada’s largest provider of prescription safety eye wear. Ismail understands the importance employers place on employees’ eye safety, meeting safety standards and managing costs. He enjoys the one-on-one contact of working with employers to develop a program that is a perfect fit for their organization to help ensure their employees get the perfect fit for their prescription safety glasses.
Dr. Suraj Sharma
Dr. Sharma was born and raised in Mill Woods, Edmonton where he attended the University of Alberta to earn his Bachelor of Science degree and later went on to complete his Doctorate of Optometry with Honors from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. During his last year of Optometry school, Dr. Sharma completed his studies via clinical rotations which included ocular disease, pediatrics, specialty contact lens fitting, primary care, and referral care in a tertiary medical center. He is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, The Alberta Optometric Association, and Canadian Optometric Association.
During his time in Boston, as a student, Dr. Sharma volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts mentoring a less fortunate child through guidance, friendship, and long-term positive role modeling. Upon graduating in 2008, Dr. Sharma returned to Edmonton and became a volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2013 Dr. Sharma started his own charity, See It Forward; a charitable organization that is centered on providing hope through vision for the visually impaired. See It Forward provides free vision care and glasses to those who are not fortunate enough to afford vision care for themselves.
Dr. Sharma has been practicing optometry in Edmonton since June of 2008 in a variety of practices. Recently, Dr. Sharma has expanded his practice and is now practicing out of his newest location, Beyond Vision. His services include routine eye exams for patients of all ages, ocular emergencies, contact lens fittings, diagnosis and treatment of many ocular conditions and diseases, cosmetic treatments including Latisse, and surgical consultations including pre- and post- op evaluations. Dr. Sharma provides his patients with paramount eye care using state of the art technology to enhance his patients' lives through better vision while offering the latest fashion eye wear and highest quality lenses.
7230 Argyll Rd NW
Edmonton, AB T6C 4A6
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