Did you know that over 700,000 people in the U.S. sustain work-related eye injuries every year? 90% of all workplace eye injuries could have been prevented, highlighting the importance of workplace eye safety.
Eye safety hazards vary depending on the type of task being done and the nature of the workspace, but common causes of injuries include:
- Flying objects (bits of glass, metal)
- Any combination of the above or other hazards
Signs of an Eye Injury
Eye injuries can lead to serious vision loss so it’s important you know how to identify the signs. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call an eye doctor right away:
Torn or cut eyelids
Eye sticking out
Eye not moving as well as the other
Unusual pupil shape or size
Blood in the clear part of the eye
Debris under the eyelid or in the eye that can’t be easily removed
Remember: DO NOT try to treat a serious eye injury on your own! Instead, wait for an eye care professional to provide proper treatment.
Ways to Prevent Eye Injuries
Know the particular eye safety dangers you are facing with work.
Eliminate hazards before beginning work by using machine guards, work screens and the like.
Use proper eye protection. Your usual eyeglasses are not enough!
Eye Care You Can Count On
Six One Six Vision Center is committed to providing the best eye care in the area. To learn more about what our optometrist can do for you, simply give us a call at (208) 514-1858. Schedule an appointment with us today! We serve Eagle, Meridian and the surrounding communities in Idaho.