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September is Home Eye Safety Month

According to Prevent Blindness America,  2.5 million eye injuries occur annually, with almost half of those happening at home. The most common eye injuries occur when doing lawn work, kitchen projects or when using harsh chemicals.  It is important to wear proper safety eyewear when starting any home project, using any chemicals, or doing tasks and chores at home.  Proper eyewear should be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  The eyewear should have the “Z-87” logo stamped on the frames and can be purchased at hardware stores and home building centers.

Getting proper care immediately is important with any injury to the eyes.  If abrasions, lacerations, or other eye irritations occur while at home, please contact our office immediately.