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Wearing Protective Eyewear Outside the Workplace

Can you wear protective eyewear around the house, or at least when you are working around the house?

Believe it or not, approximately one million eye injuries occur each year in the United States. And according to the US Eye Injury Registry , 43% occur within the home. Here’s a chart from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) that encapsulates homeinjury scenarios and offers suggestions on prevention.

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True Cost of an Eye Injury

Safety eyewear: It pays to protect workers up front There is no debate that our eyesight is invaluable: vision is a primary way humans experience the world, and without it, many jobs would prove impossible. The government has recognized the value of sight by passing legislation for workplace eye safety, and employers institute safety measures […]

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