Even safe and sound in our own homes, we are at risk for eye injury. Everyday activities like cooking, yard work, and lawn repair can often result in eye injuries. In fact, each year almost half of the annual 2.5 million eye injuries that occur, happen in the home. The most routine activities can result in eye injuries, so during Home Eye Safety Month, we want to revisit some basic eye safety tips for you and your family.
Safety Tips for Eye Safety
Most eye injuries occur in the yard or garden; one in four happen during home repair. Keep your eyes safe indoors and outdoors with proper precautions and protection.
Eye Injury: What to Do
Not all eye injuries are preventable. If you sustain an eye injury:
If eye injury is caused by a chemical, flush the eye thoroughly with water. For all eye injuries, seek medical attention immediately.
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