Did you know there are dangers in and around your house that might put your visual health at risk? This blog post brings those dangers to light.
In observance of Home Eye Safety Awareness Month, eye care clinic Park Slope Eye offers these tips to help reduce the risks of eye injuries at home.
When performing home maintenance tasks such as mowing the lawn or cleaning the garage, don’t forget to wear proper eye gear. Just as you wear gloves and work boots for yard or garden work, the same protective measures should also be applied to your eyes. You may wear goggles for protection from flying debris and sharp objects, or sunglasses for shielding against harmful ultraviolet rays. Goggles and other protective gear worn over your corrective eyeglasses can easily be found in local hardware stores. These can be used even when cooking or handling cleaning chemicals.
Various tasks can be accomplished more efficiently when you have all the proper protective gear. However, depending on the severity of your vision problems (if any), it’s still best to ask your eye specialist about which tasks you should and should not do around the house.
Common household items are responsible for 125,000 eye injuries annually. Avoid being part of the statistics by eliminating tripping hazards. Secure slippery rugs and fix unsteady banisters and handrails. Check areas where protruding nails might be present. Cover any sharp edges, especially children or seniors are living in your home. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling household chemicals. Keep sharp objects and gardening tools away from children. Lastly, provide proper lighting all throughout your house so eye-related dangers can be spotted and avoided easily.
Your home offers a safe haven from the stressors of the outside world. As the premier eye care provider in the area, our goal is to provide you the same security and comfort. Park Slope Eye aims to be the place you go to for all your visual health needs. You may call us at (347) 380-7070. We serve Brooklyn, NY.