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March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Eye injuries on the job are very common, and often include objects such as tools, chemicals, and objects such as glass or metal.  More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day, and about 10% of these injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover from. Of the total amount of work-related injuries, 10-20 % will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.

Experts believe that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity or even prevented 90% of eye injuries in accidents.  Preventing these injuries includes eliminating protential hazards and using proper safety wear, including goggles, safety glasses, shields and helmets. 

The opticians at Norwalk Eye Care have experience with all types of safety wear and will be happy to properly fit and educate you on the best solution for your needs