Eye injuries can potentially damage your vision and even cause blindness. There’s no saying where an eye injury can happen. They can happen when you are working, when you are in the kitchen and even when you are playing. But thankfully, a few simple precautions can prevent eye injuries. Some of them are mentioned below.
When engaging in risky activities, use protective eyewear
Whenever there is a risk of flying objects or dust or particles you should wear safety glasses with side shields. When you are exposed to chemicals, you should wear goggles. When engaging in sports you might have to face flying objects such as balls and rackets. To avoid this risk, you should get protection for your eyes. Quality sunglasses can also help.
Be cautious when handling cleaners and chemicals
Read the labels on cleaning supplies and chemicals around the house. Examples are bleach, floor cleaners, etc. Never mix any household chemicals. You don’t know how they will react. All sprays and chemicals must be kept away from children.
Be careful when handling hot objects or when cooking
When you are handling hot objects such a curling irons, keep them away from your eyes. To prevent oil and grease splatters, use a grease shield.
Use seat belts when driving
Whenever you drive, always use a seat belt. If you have a child in the car, make sure that it is secured properly. Loose items must be stored in the trunk.
Don’t let your child use certain toys
Certain toys such as air guns, BB guns and other pellet guns are dangerous when in a child’s hand. Other toys such as bows and arrows and darts should also be kept away from children.
Supervise the tools your child uses
Pen knives, scissors, pencils and forks can cause eye injuries. Other common items around the house such as rubber bands, paper clips, fishhooks, and coat hangers can also be dangerous. Be careful when handing them.