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Protect your eyes like a treasure: some tips

In July, we observe Eye Injury Prevention Month. Many factors can harm your eyesight We will provide suggestions on how to take care of your eyesight.

Accidental eye injuries are one of the leading causes of visual impairment in the United States. 90% of those injuries are preventable.

We recommend following some tips to take care of your eyesight:

At work: Wear the right glasses or the necessary protection. Each year around 2,000 employees suffer eye injuries because they don’t wear proper eye protection.

At home: Read directions and labels carefully when using cleaning products, do so in a well-ventilated area, and be extremely careful with spray products so as to not point the outlet into your eyes. Some of the chemicals can cause blindness if sprayed directly onto the eye.

In the workshop: dust particles, sparks, and splashes of chemicals can come out. Any type of flying fragment can cause unexpected eye injuries.

In the garden: It is crucial to put on protective eyewear before using a lawnmower or edger. Also, check for rocks and stones because they can become dangerous projectiles when thrown from these machines.

With the car: Materials such as battery acid, sparks, and anything else can seriously damage your eyes. Always keep safety glasses in the trunk of your vehicle to use for emergencies and daily repairs.

In addition to prevention, if you have any eye discomfort, seek help from an eye professional as soon as possible. Do not try to heal yourself or do it at home with any family member. The eyesight view is very delicate. Consult those who know.

Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org)

Resources

Queens Care Health Center- East Los Angeles
Location: 4816 E 3rd St, East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone number: (323) 780-4510
Link: https://queenscarehealthcenters.org/

Pico Aliso Clinic
Location: 1625 E. 4th St., LA CA 90033
Phone number : (213) 893-1960
Link: https://www.lachc.com/get-care/

 

 

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