Eye Safety in the Home – Keep Your Eyes Safe at Home
Did you know that almost half of all eye injuries occur in and around the home? We at Uptown Eye Care want to inform you, our patients and community, of the of the need for protective eyewear when working around the house.
It is so important to protect your eyes from harm. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an estimated 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear.
Did you know that the simplest household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, home repair, yard work and even hobbies all pose potential sight threatening hazards? 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
Even a minor injury to the cornea – like that from a small particle of dust or debris – can be painful and become a life-long issue, so take the extra precaution and always protect your eyes. If your eye is injured, seek emergency medical help immediately.
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 vision correction, our office can prescribe prescription safety glasses that meet ANSI standards (ANSI – American National Standards Institute). If you would like a safety glasses prescription don’t hesitate to ask. Your eye safety is too important to neglect.
Your eye safety in the home is important to us!
EYE SAFETY IN THE HOME – KEEP YOUR EYES SAFE AT HOME
Uptown Eye Care is a Vision Source clinic serving the following Minnesota communities:
Monticello, Big Lake, Becker, Buffalo, Saint Michael, Maple Lake, Elk River, Albertville, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Saint Cloud, Otsego, Annandale, Zimmerman, Minneapolis, St Paul