Did you know that edging the lawn, cleaning the bathroom, painting the kitchen and completing a variety of other household tasks can pose a risk to your eye health? It’s true. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma (ASOT), 45 percent of ALL eye injuries occur in and around the house.
While being mindful of this is one of the first steps to protecting your vision, the best preventative measure you can take is wearing protective eyewear. Doing so will help prevent 90 percent of injuries. In fact, the AAO and ASOT recommend that every household has protective eyewear in the home which is approved by the American National Standards Institute. This eyewear should be worn and worn often.
It may at times seem unnecessary or be inconvenient, but an accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Resources: Eye Smart and Prevent Blindness