safety_glassesYou may realize the importance of eye safety when playing sports and understand the risks of eye injuries in children, but did you know that 125,000 eye injuries occur to adults and children each year due to accidents involving common household products?  Remarkably, 90% of these accidents can be prevented.

To help raise awareness, Prevent Blindness has designated the month of October as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month. They’ve provided several tips to decrease your risk of eye injuries in and around the home. Check out their recommendations for adults and safety practices for young children. We recommend that you take a few minutes to review these ideas and implement them in your home. A little prevention can save your eyesight and protect the vision of your loved ones.