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JULY 2021 Newsletter

EYE INJURY PREVENTION

At Mastromatteo optometrists, we strive to offer our patients the highest quality care when it comes to their eyes and vision. However, some eye injuries can be prevented with some extra precaution and safeguards.

Below are recommendations:

  1. In the house… when using household chemicals, read instructions and labels carefully, work in a well-ventilated area and make sure to point spray nozzles away from you. Many chemicals are extremely hazardous and can permanently destroy the surface of your eyes, resulting in blindness.
  2. In the workshop…Wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from flying fragments, fumes dust particles, sparks and splashing chemicals. Use the best UV protecting safety glasses when welding. Sparks and UV radiation from the flame can cause injuries and burns to the cornea of the eye.
  3. In the garden…put on protective eyewear before you use a lawnmower, power trimmer or edger and be sure to check for rocks and stones because they can become dangerous projectiles as they shoot from these machines.
  4. In the workplace…wear appropriate safety eyewear for your job.
    Prevention is the first and most important step in protecting your eyes from injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear. If you do experience an eye injury, seek medical attention urgently.

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