Saturday, October 6, 2012

Eye Safety Awareness

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Home is a place we think of as a refuge. But when it comes to the eyes, home can be a very dangerous place.  Every year in the U.S., more than 125,000 people suffer injuries to the eyes in and around the home.  Most of these could be avoided by wearing proper eye protection.

Activities that are potential sight hazards include mowing and trimming, operating power tools, using hazardous chemicals or household cleaners and spreading fertilizer. 

October is Home Eye Safety Awareness Month.  Remember your eyes when working around the home.  For those who don’t require vision correction or wear contact lenses, we recommend ANSI-approved safety glasses available at hardware stores and home improvement centers.  For those people who wear eyeglasses, our office can prescribe safety glasses that meet ANSI standards.

--James B. Mayer, OD, FCOVD
     Agape Learning & Optometry Center
     Thousand Oaks, CA   91360