When you work on projects that could damage your eyes, you know you should wear eye protection. However, you may be surprised how many everyday activities also warrant eye protection.
DO YOU WEAR SAFETY GLASSES OR OTHER EYE PROTECTION WHEN YOU'REGARDENING?
WHAT ABOUT CHOPPING WOOD OR FISHING?
ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, MORE THAN TWOPOINT FOUR MILLION EYE INJURIES OCCUR EVERY YEAR.
AND 90 PERCENT OF THOSE INJURIES COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF THEACCIDENT VICTIM HAD BEEN WEARING EYE PROTECTION.
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REGULAR GLASSES OR SUNGLASSES WILL DO FOR MOST EVERYDAYACTIVITIES, BUT YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER SAFETY GLASSES FOR HIGH-RISKACTIVITIES.
[Pause for sound byte. Dr. Grant Gebhard. “The type of glassesdepends upon . . .”:35]
AND DON'T FORGET TO PROTECT YOUR EYES WHILE PARTICIPATING INSPORTS.
DOCTOR GEBHARD PARTICULARLY EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OFPROTECTING YOUR EYES WHEN YOU'RE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE SNOW.
[Pause for sound byte. Dr. Grant Gebhard. “It's important toprotect your eyes . . .”:35]
IF YOU DO INJURE YOUR EYE, SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT IMMEDIATELY TOPREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE OR INFECTION THAT MY DESTROY YOUR VISION.
[Pause for sound byte. Dr. Grant Gebhard. “When we encounter aneye injury . . .”:39]
SO WHEN YOU GET OUT THIS SUMMER TO HARVEST YOUR SUPPLY OF WOOD FORTHE WINTER OR YOU HEAD TO THE LAKE FOR SOME FISHING, DON'T FORGET EYEPROTECTION!
I'M DEBORAH URODA FOR HEALTHY LIVING.
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