Eye injuries are a very common occurrence. Over one million people suffer from eye injuries every year in the United States. Most of these accidents are able to be prevented. Even if you wear glasses or contacts, this is not enough to protect your eyes from a potential eye injury. You need to wear protective eye gear for proper eye protection. Minor injuries can cause abrasion to the cornea, which can be very painful, but sometimes, a serious injury can cause permanent vision loss as well. To prevent these injuries, our specialists at Boston Eye Group have compiled a list of safety precautions for our patients.

Safety Precautions

There are many ways that your eyes can become injured, some that you may not even think of. That is why we have made a list for you to take some extra precautions and avoid an injury. Some of the eye injury prevention tips we recommend include:

  • Wear eye protection like safety glasses when mowing the lawn, gardening, or operating power tools
  • Wear safety goggles when working with chemicals
  • Polycarbonate sports goggles for high-impact sports
  • Avoid projectile items
  • Make sure spray nozzles face away from the face
  • Use grease shields to cover frying pans
  • Wear protective eyewear when using tanning beds

What to Do If You Sustain an Injury

If any chemicals have gotten into your eye, be sure to wash out your eye with water immediately. Sometimes, you may sustain an injury and not notice it. If you have blurred vision, partial loss of vision, or double vision, seek immediate medical attention. If you feel any sharp pains in your eyes, go to the emergency room right away. If you have any questions regarding eye injuries, contact the Boston Eye Group team so we can help.

To schedule your appointment, book online with us or email us at help@bostonvision.com to get started.

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