How often do you wear eye protection around your home? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is probably close to never. When considering eye safety at home, you may want to think about adding eye protection to some of your daily tasks.
That’s because nearly half of all eye injuries occur at home while doing most mundane projects. That’s why they’re called accidents. And in fact, only 35% of people say they wear eye protection at home. So, let’s take a few minutes to cover the most common eye-related injuries that occur at home or in the yard.
Eye Safety at Home
Eye safety at home is as essential as anywhere else. Surprisingly cooking and cleaning around the home cause an average of 125,000 eye injuries every year. Household chemicals and hot cooking oil can splash in your eyes, causing a burn. Additionally, some eye injuries occur while decorating your home. If you are screwing or nailing something into concrete or brick, particles can jump from the surface and enter your eye, causing severe pain.
And while some eye injuries can occur from a simple slip or fall, others can happen due to a curling iron being accidentally held too close to your eye or even a champagne cork travelling across the room and hitting someone in the eye.
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