Roughly half of eye injuries happen at home — the garage and backyard as the most common areas for eye injury. Here’s a quick guide to help reduce eye injury risk at home:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that each household have at least one pair of protective eyewear that has passed the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) safety standards. This protective eyewear should be worn when doing chores that involve hazardous chemicals or projectile objects that might unexpectedly hit your eyes.
- Spray nozzles should never be directed back toward you.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after using household chemicals.
- Promote safety on the stairs by securing handrails and providing sufficient lighting.
- Store pesticides, paints, and fertilizers in a secured area.
- Read labels and instructions carefully when opening bottle tops or when dealing with unfamiliar household gadgets.
- Use grease shields to help prevent splattering in frying pans.
- Cushion sharp corners and rough edges on furnishings and fixtures.
If you’d like to learn more about preventing eye injuries at home and first aid treatments, call (907) 328-2920 or fill out this form to set up an appointment with us. Our goal is to help improve your vision and consequently make your life better by providing high-quality eye care services built on compassion and patient comfort.