Eye injuries are common at home, school, work, or play. However, preventing eye injuries can be done with time and patience. Here are ways to minimize eye injuries in every day situations such as home.
- Be cautious when using battery acid or spark plugs and use a pair of goggles.
- Close the windows when driving through dangerous weather since debris can fly through the can window and cause an eye injury.
- Keep any solutions such as for car windows tightly closed to prevent fumes.
- Read all instructions before using cleaning solutions and measure as suggested.
- Avoid using solutions in closed areas. Keep the room well-ventilated/windows open.
- Do not use cleaning solutions around small children and household pets since they are curious and do not understand the dangers.
- Be careful with fertilizers since these are potent.
- Pick up medium to large rocks and stones before using your edgers and power trimmers.
- Use lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and snow blowers with care.
- Follow the rules for the sport. For example, hockey players use head equipment to keep hockey sticks from hitting the eyes/head.
- Monitor small children while they are engaging in recreation/sports.
- Refrain from engaging in a sport if not feeling well since this may cause concentration problems.
- Attend adequate training before starting a job to make sure you are away of how to operate the office equipment/machinery.
- Speak with your supervisor about eye safety if your job entails working around chemicals or dangerous equipment.
- Sign up for refresher classes/seminars/workshops since the information presented a year ago may have changed.