Monday Health Minute | Published July 14, 2014

Protect your eyes from work-related injuries

Protect your eyes from work-related injuries

  • Every day in the U.S., there are approximately 2,000 job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment.
  • The most common eye injury in the workplace occurs when small particles strike the eye or become imbedded in the cornea.
  • According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 90% of eye injuries are preventable with proper safety eyewear.
  • Eyewear should fit properly and be designed to protect the eyes based on the activity performed.
  • Mount Nittany Physician Group Occupational Health can speak with workplaces in more detail about preventing eye injuries and keeping employees safe.

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