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Home Eye Safety Month

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You might think your family home is a fairly safe and unthreatening place, what you didn’t know is that your home is a very common place to suffer from eye injuries! More than half of the reported eye injuries occur in the comfort of your own home!

Eye Injury Risk in the House

  • Using hazardous products and chemicals such as oven cleaner and bleach for cleaning and other chores. (Accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year).
  • Splattering hot grease and oil while cooking.
  • Opening champagne bottles during a celebration.
  • Drilling or hammering nails into the walls or other hard surfaces ( the screws/nails can become projectiles or fragments can come off the surface.
  • Using hot objects such as curling irons around the face.
  • Loose rugs and railings that could potentially cause slips or falls.

Injury Risk in the Yard

  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Clipping hedges and bushes.
  • Debris of dust or falling trees, branches.

Eye Injury Risks in the Garage or Workshop

  • The use of tools (power or hand).
  • Working with solvents or other chemicals.
  • Ding any task that can produce fragments, dust particles or other eye irritants.
  • Keep in mind, bystanders also face a significant risk and should also take part in the necessary precautions to prevent injuries to the eye.

Remember to always wear eye protection and use equipment in a safe manner. 



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