HOME EYE SAFETY MONTH
During October, Home Eye Safety Month brings important safety tips to protect your vision. From spring cleaning, to yard work, to just playing around with your little ones, the risk of eye injuries are more likely at home than anywhere else. Almost 50 percent of the 2.5 million eye injuries yearly occur at home. That’s more injuries than occur in school and at the work place combined. Although this probably isn’t something you spend much time worrying about, it’s important to remember next time you being even a simple task around the house or lawn.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #HomeEyeSafetyMonth to post on social media and remind others how important it is to same some safety precautions. Here’s some advice on how to avoid eye injuries in the home this month, and every month to follow!
- If you are doing work in your yard or garden, wear eye protection. Safety goggles protect your eyes against particles and dust, flying debris, and chemical splashes. Remember, your regular glasses won’t do the job, but you can find safety goggles that will fit right over them to ensure protection from all angles.
- When you’re using products like bleach, detergents, and cleansers, never mix chemical agents. Make sure you always read and follow the directions, manufacturer warnings and guidelines. Make sure you stay in areas that are well-ventilated.
- Provide lighting in stairways and other areas around the house that may be easy to stumble around at night.
- If you’re cooking with oil, be sure to use some sort of shield to prevent it from splashing up on you.
- Make sure tools and cleaning supplies are out of the reach of children.
Don’t risk a lifetime of vision loss. it’s just as easy to protect your eyes, and keep your sight!
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