Eye Health Tip #3: Protect Those Baby Blues (week 3)
Learning to ride a bike we wear a helmet to protect our noggin! Sitting in the sun, we protect our skin with sunscreen. On the job at work, depending on what dangerous objects or chemicals you work with, eye protection is extremely important! Since we’re focusing on Healthy Eye Month, Dr. Kash reminds us that we have to protect those baby blues!
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, roughly 2000 workers suffer eye injuries on a daily basis. That’s a lot of damage! There are different forms of eye protection for different kinds of jobs. For example, goggles when working with chemicals or shielded helmets when welding. Let’s not forget safety glasses with side shields when working with flying objects or dust.
Not only can we sustain injury to our eyes being on the job, but protection against the sun’s U.V. rays with the proper sun lenses is also important! Stay tuned, next week Dr. Kash has more great advice for the youngsters eye health!