Knowing some information and facts about eye injury and how to prevent it can be helpful to almost anyone. While some eye injury risks are common sense, other facts might actually surprise you. One of the most important facts to know about eye injury is that it can be prevented in 90% of the cases simply by wearing appropriate protective eyewear. What is troubling is that according to a survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only 35 percent of people say that they always wear protective eyewear when performing home repairs or maintenance and even less wear protective eyewear while playing sports!
Eye Injury Facts and Myths
Who is more likely to have an eye injury-men or women? Men!
Are eye injuries more common on the job or at home? Nearly half of all eye injuries occurred in the home! In fact more than 40 percent of eye injuries were caused by projects and activities such as home repairs, yard work, cleaning and cooking. More than a third of injuries in the home occurred in living areas such as the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living or family room.
More than 40 percent of eye injuries every year are related to sports or recreational activities.
Eyes can be damaged by sun exposure, not just chemicals, dust or objects.
Among people who have had eye injuries, more than 78 percent of people were not wearing eyewear at the time of injury!
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