Details for by Steven A. Queenan EYE PROTECTION AT
by Steven A. Queenan EYE PROTECTION AT HOME ompared to construction sites and factories, the home may seem like a tame place. However, hammer and nails, household cleaning solutions, and the deep-fat fryer can jeopardize your eyesight with an errant nail or inadvertent splash of chemical liquid or hot oil. According to a recent survey, fewer than half of survey respondents cited their home (especially the yard or garage) as the most common site of serious eye injury. Slightly more than a third of those surveyed indicated that they regularly wear protective eyewear when working at home. Yet, according to medical statistics, nearly half of all eye injuries occur in and around the home, annually. Wearing approved eyewear can prevent 90 percent of eye injuries in the home. C S afety glasses may have prescription lenses or nonprescription lenses. Protective eyewear should be selected for its appropriateness for a given task. Please call 587-6309 for more information, or visit our website www.regeyecenter.com. REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL is located inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street., S.E. Our business hours are Mon. & Thurs., 8:00am-7:30pm; Tues. & Wed., 8:00am-5:30pm; and Fri., 8:00am-1:00pm. P .S. Parents who wear protective eyewear at home set an example for their children.