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The Protective Benefits of Wearing the Right Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are a necessary part of daily life for many North Americans. In the U.S. alone, more than six out of every 10 adults wear some form of corrective lenses, be that over-the-counter reading glasses, prescription glasses or contact lenses. Glasses not only correct our vision, they also play an important role in protecting our eyes, so it’s very important  Read More →

Three Ways to Protect Your Eyes

We often take the things in our lives for granted, until something goes wrong with one of them. Needless to say, our eyes are especially important to us, so it’s essential to pause now and then to consider what we’re doing, or not doing, to keep them healthy. Here are three ways to protect your eyes. Shield Them Too much  Read More →

Protect Your Eyes While Working Around the House

You may think that eye injuries primarily happen in industrial settings around machines or chemicals. In reality, more than two thirds of eye injuries occur at home. Half of all eye injuries happen while people are cleaning, cooking, doing yard work or working in the garage; things we’ve all done a thousand times before without incident. All it takes is  Read More →

If You’re a Senior, Consider These 8 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

So you’re getting older, but that doesn’t mean that it’s inevitable that you will lose your eyesight. In fact, maintaining the health of your eyes is a relatively easy process, no matter what your age is. If you’re a senior, consider these 8 ways to protect your eyesight. Know Your Family History Your family’s health history can impact your eyes.  Read More →

A Guide to First Aid for Eye Injuries

Whether at work or at home, accidents can happen. When the accident involves the eyes, it’s important to know some basic first aid. The eye is a delicate structure easily damaged by something as small as a piece of grit. Proper treatment following an eye injury can prevent the loss of sight. The following guide to first aid for eye  Read More →

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe on the Job

It’s estimated that 700 Canadian workers a day sustain eye injuries while on the job. These injuries result in time lost from work and sometimes, either temporary or permanent vision loss. Most of these eye injuries could have been prevented with a little extra care and forethought. Here’s how to keep your eyes safe on the job. Minimize Hazards  Be  Read More →

Avoid Firework-Related Eye Injuries

These days, anyone can set off fireworks to celebrate holidays like Victoria Day. Unfortunately, eye injuries have doubled over the past three years due to their unsafe use. Eye injuries accounted for 27% of all fireworks injuries treated in emergency rooms between 1998 and 2004 and 76% of all injuries were children under the age of 14. Half of all  Read More →

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