Did you know that nearly one million Americans have lost some degree of eyesight due to an eye injury and according to Prevent Blindness American (ABA) an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year? Eye injuries can be very dangerous and can come from a variety of different sources such as flying objects, tools, chemicals, fireworks, sports accidents and of course radiation.
Luckily though, in most situations, simple precautions can help prevent many of the injuries caused from the list above. Here are some great tips for you and your family to keep in mind:
- Avoid distractions when doing an activity that could potentially harm your eyes. If you are playing a sport, always keep an eye on the ball and not elsewhere.
- Don’t try to multi-task. You only get one set of eyes. When you try to do too much, accidents are bound to happen. That includes to your eyes.
- Always wear safety glasses, protective goggles or other sports eyewear. Lets say you enjoy playing paint-ball or other extreme sports. The Eyedefend Ballistic Goggle is a great piece of equipment that will help prevent major eye injuries that could occur. If you or someone you know is in the military or law enforcement a pair of Eyedefend CrossTrain Military Ballistic Shield glasses should definitely be looked into. They are battlefield tested and feature an anti-fog coating to help guarantee clear vision no matter what climate you are in.
If you or someone else suffers any type of eye related injury, contact your eye doctor immediately. Always use common sense but remember we only get one pair of eyes. Don’t neglect them!