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Eye Protection at Home Could Help Prevent 1 Million Home Eye Injures: Tips from Defog It Antifog During National Healthy Vision Month 2010
Date:5/19/2010

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  • Protect your eyes like professionals do. If professionals were handling many of the do-it-yourself jobs we take on at home, they’d be wearing protective eyewear. In fact, safety eyewear may be mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Consumers should be just as careful with their vision.
  • Wear safety eyewear for yard work. Virtually all manufacturers of trimmers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other equipment recommend safety glasses. Remember to clear outdoor areas of debris that could become flying particles.
  • Home improvement projects can have eye hazards. Construction workers have among the highest rate of workplace eye injuries. Do-it-yourselfers are just as much at risk using power tools and hand tools.
  • Wear goggles when mixing paints or varnishes and to protect eyes from fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Make sure fogged eyewear isn’t a problem. Working in hot, humid weather, moving between hot and cold environments, or heavy exertion can cause fogged eyewear. The wearer may be endangered by impaired vision or remove the safety glasses to improve visibility. An antifog treatment like Defog It can help keep eyewear fog-free and on the worker’s face.
  • Do you need a strap? It will secure the eyewear during work and help keep glasses or goggles close by during downtime.
  • Teach teenage helpers about the importance of protective eyewear. Like wearing car safety belts, vision safety is an important life lesson.
  • Insist that anyone you hire for work around the home follow your “house rules” on protective eyewear.

  • Defog It antifog urges all Americans to participate in Healthy Vision Month 2010, which is an outreach program of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. There are a variety of educational and promotional materials availab
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