Eye Injuries At Home

  • There are 2.5 million eye injuries annually

  • Nearly half (47.6%) of all eye injuries occur in people 18 to 45 years of age.

  • 73% of eye injuries occur in males.

  • Nearly half (44.1%) happen in the home.

These statistics are alarming. The good news is that 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear.

The most common place for eye injuries is, not surprisingly, the yard or garden, followed by the garage, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. These injuries happen while performing home repairs, cooking and cleaning. They can range from minor eye damage to loss of vision, so it is crucial to understand the importance of wearing safety or protective eyewear such as Guardian® by Solar Shield.

In a matter of seconds and without notice, debris from a lawn-mower or weed-whacker saw dust from a construction project, splashes from cleaning chemicals, fire work sparks during 4th of July, hot oil from a pan and other foreign objects can seriously damage your eyes. Protective glasses are very affordable ($10- $17) and can prevent eye injuries, so it is imperative that all households have several pairs of Guardian® safety glasses on hand at all times.

Guardian® safety glasses come in three colors: clear, yellow and smoke (gray) for every application. They can be worn over prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses or alone. Guardian® Advanced Protection, Safety Eyewear comes in 3 sizes: medium, medium/large and large and they are ANSI Z87.1 rated and OSHA approved.

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Source: United States Eye Injury Registry summary report, 2002