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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2,000 eye injuries occur each day in the U.S., and half of those occur in the workplace. The sad thing is that most of those injuries could have been avoided by simple safety precautions. Are you protecting your eyes while you are on the job? What about your client’s eyes?

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, so keep an eye out (pun intended!) for some of the common causes of eye injuries.

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  1. Felix July 19, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Very important article to read. The eyes are sensitive so we should protect them however we can. Thanks for writing this, very useful!

  2. Jasmine July 25, 2014 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I agree with this article. When it comes to falling down you gotta move objects out of the way especially shoes that are in the way. When your dealing with seniors they are very sensitive and sometimes when you try to help you just do more damage, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is the best thing you might be able to do at times.

  3. Home Care Pulse August 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Good point, Jasmine. Shoes are common floor clutter in many households! We often don’t think about where we’ve left our shoes, and for a senior, they may be hard to notice on the floor. Make sure you have a safe place for storing items like that, so they don’t become a fall risk.

  4. Alex Jennings June 24, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting this article! I think it’s incredibly important that we’re looking out for our eye’s health. I think you’ve provided some valuable information on how to do this, starting with protecting your eyes from particles. If you don’t have eye protection—like glasses or goggles—you better get some! Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Home Care Pulse June 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks Alex. You’re right. Though we don’t always think about eye protection, glasses or goggles can be very useful in keeping your eyes safe.

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