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March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only occur in construction, trade or manufacturing jobs, nearly 40% of work-related eye injuries happen in healthcare facilities, offices, laboratories and other similar work environments. Safety experts and eye care providers agree that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity of these injuries or even prevented 90% of them.… Read more

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they’re feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.… Read more

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don’t forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.… Read more

What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

Whether you’re playing an action-packed sport or just cleaning around the house, eye injuries can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year across the world with 100,000 of those injuries taking place in the U.S. Of those eye injuries 90% could have been prevented with protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about protective eyewear and take proper measures to better protect you and your family from eye injuries.… Read more

December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

Children’s bright eyes epitomize the spirit of the holiday season, but those same bright eyes can become weary and even injured without proper supervision during the holiday gift-giving season as toys and computer games can prove hazardous to children’s vision. The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms annually. Of those injured, approximately one third under the age of five and more than 45% of those injuries are to the head and face. Most eye injuries caused by toys are completely preventable. Many parents are simply unaware of what to look for to maximize children’s eye safety when purchasing toys.… Read more

Sports and Eye Safety

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so make sure the level of eye protection you use is appropriate to the sport. Regular eyeglasses will not offer you proper protection when it comes to the safety of your eyes and vision.… Read more

Eyes on Toy Safety This Holiday Season

Tis the season for snow, and gift-giving. Children everywhere are getting ready for the holidays, and their wish lists keep getting longer. However, your child may not always keep safety in mind when thinking about the perfect toy. In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported more than 250,000 toy-related injuries in the United States. Most of these were children…

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Protect Your Eyes on 4th of July

It’s time for picnics, parades, and the Fourth of July. You may be stocking up on fireworks, but are you planning on protecting your eyes? While eye protection may seem like a hassle at first, think about what is at stake. Your vision is one of your most valuable assets and eyes are the second most commonly injured part of…

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A Safe Summer: Sportglasses

When thinking about sports gear, eye protection may not be your first priority, but perhaps it should be. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries bring Americans to the emergency room each year. Most of these eye injuries could have been prevented, had players used eye safety gear. Eyesight is an important factor in…

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