Posted on October 7th, 2013 in Blog, Eye News | No Comments »

Over one million people suffer from eye injuries in the United States each year. It is important to be aware of the common situations in which protective eyewear is needed. In continuation of Eye Injury Prevention Month, here is a short summary pinpointing the most common causes of eye injuries.

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At work:

  • Flying objects (bits of metal, glass, plastic)
  • Air-blown and wind-blown particles (dust, wood, sand)
  • Tools (screwdrivers, wrenches)

At home:

  • Eyelash curlers
  • Mascara brushes and other cosmetic applicators
  • Yard work debris

At play:

  • A stick, bat or racket
  • Wind-blown and airborne particles (sand, dirt)
  • Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight

If you are interested in protective eyewear or would like more information to help prevent eye injuries, visit one of Dr. Tavel’s 19 convenient locations throughout Indiana.

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