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March is “Workplace Eye Wellness Month”

All too often we take our eyesight for granted and figure that we’ll always have it.

We treat our eyes as though we can get replacements.

Every day, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported for medical treatment. Depending on the nature of one’s job, these incidents may include; common eye injuries such as chemical burns, scratched eyes, and eye bleeding; computer vision syndrome; or contagious eye infections. Fortunately, 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented through proper protection and safe practices. Therefore, whether you sit in an office, operate heavy machinery, or work with animals for a living, it is important to safeguard yourself at work.

In an effort to raise eye safety awareness and increase injury prevention, the American Academy of Ophthalmology declared March “Workplace Eye Wellness Month”

During Workplace Eye Health Month this March, the Sonomed Escalon reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection

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