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.

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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.

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Parents
who
wear
protective eyewear at home
set an example for their children.

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