Almost half of all eye injuries occur in and around the home.
Cleaning, home repair, yard work and even hobbies all pose potential sight-threatening hazards.
Unfortunately, I have seen an increase of office visits due to eye injury from common work around the house.
Wearing protective eyewear could prevent up to 90% of eye injuries at home. For that reason, we recommend wearing ANSI-approved safety glasses when performing activities such as:
- Mowing and trimming
- Operating power tools
- Using hazardous chemicals and cleaners
- Spreading fertilizer
If you don’t require vision correction, or if you wear contact lenses, you can purchase ANSI-approved safety glasses at hardware stores or home improvement centers. For those who require correction, our office carries and assortment of prescription safety glasses that meet ANSI standards, including Wiley X and Rec Specs. Call us for details. Keep Your Eyesight Safe!