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Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection.

Did you know Decatur GE Appliance employees are eligible for one free pair of prescription safety glasses per year?

  1. You must have an Up-to-Date Prescription (within last 12months) — if your prescription is not up to date then you will need an eye exam, which if you chose vision insurance is covered.
  2. Take Prescription to Marx Optical (marx .
    • Decatur, AL – 2620 Centron DR. SW., Decatur, AL 35603             Phone: (256) 350-2020
    • Cullman, AL 320 Broadway Dr SW.Cullman, AL 35055         Phone: (256) 775-0499
    • Huntsville, AL – 964 Airport Rd. SW., Suite 12, Huntsville, AL 35802         Phone: (256) 883-1029
  3. Choose a frame from the GE Appliance selection. NOTE: some may have a copay, while others we pay 100%. ASK if unsure.
  4. You may get a pair of prescription safety glasses once a year.
  5. If you are a brazer, you will need both a clear pair of glasses to walk around plant and a pair of glasses with filtered lens of 3.
  6. Glasses for use in the plant can have no more than a filter tint of 1. We must be able-to see your eyes through the lenses.
  7. Until you get your prescription glasses, you MUST wear the visitor safety goggles over your non-safety prescription glasses.
  8. Safety Glasses are stamped Z87.I, so if they do not have that stamp or marking on the prescription tens, then they are NOT safety glasses and not allowed for work.