October is Home Eye Safety Month, and it is time to start thinking about ways you can protect your eyes around the house. Most people only think of safety eyewear in a work or industrial setting, but eye injuries can occur anywhere, including at home.
Here are four tips for protecting your eyes while at home to get you thinking about your eye health around the house.
Note Potential Threats to Eye Safety in Your Home
When at home, you are most likely not thinking about what around you could cause eye injuries. However, everyday products and substances you encounter around the house could irritate or even severely injure your eyes.
Cleaning with chemicals, cooking, dusting, raking, mowing the lawn, cleaning gutters, clearing brush or even putting things away for the winter are just a few of the activities in which you could cause harm to your eyes, but there are many more. Things splash up at you; particles get in your eyes, things fall and collide with your face. Noting these possible eye-injuring situations is a big step in keeping your eyes healthy and safe.
Becoming aware can help you to prevent future injury.
Reduce Screen Time To Protect Your Eyes
You have probably heard it a hundred times, but it is true. Whether you are staring at a television, working on your laptop, or scrolling through your phone, the blue light emitted from the screen can harm your eyes.
It can cause eye strain, fatigue, and impacts your sleep quality. Reducing your screen time at home and using blue light-filtering glasses is a great way to keep your eyes healthy. That’s why we offer a premium anti-reflective coating + blue light filtration for all our prescription safety glasses on safevision.com.
Visit the Optometrist Yearly
Like any other doctor, you should visit your optometrist at least once a year for a check-up. Visiting the eye doctor is the best way to stay informed about your eye health and any improvements you can make.
You may think that if you don’t need corrective lenses, there is no reason to get your eyes checked, but this is not the case. Getting your eyes checked annually or whenever you have concerns is just as necessary as your annual physical. Your eyes can tell much about your overall health, so check them every year.
Invest in Quality Eye Protection
Eye injuries happen everywhere, including in the home. As much as you can plan, avoid dangerous substances and situations, reduce your screen time, and get a clean bill of eye health from your optometrist, you can still suffer from eye injury. One of the best ways to prevent this is to invest in good quality safety glasses that meet ANSI Z87.1 safety standards. Safety glasses aren’t just for the workplace or projects; you can use them daily.
Unlike normal eyeglasses, safety glasses are designed specifically to protect your eyes against injury. Safety glasses can be fitted with your prescription, blue light filtering technology, polarized lenses, and many more features to keep you safe and protected in your everyday life. Keep your eyes safe at home—get a pair of safety glasses.
Your eyes are precious, and disregarding eye injury risks at home can lead to potentially irreversible eye damage. Luckily, you can easily prevent most of these injuries by wearing good-quality protective eyewear while doing everyday tasks. If you need prescription safety glasses, visit our shop online where you’ll find a wide variety of frames that ALL meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for high-impact resistance and coverage.
Furthermore, you can choose from clear, polarized or photochromic lenses and add one of our anti-fog, smudge-resistant, or anti-reflective coatings. Our state-of-the-art optical laboratory makes our prescription safety glasses to the highest optical standards. View our extensive collection of prescription safety glasses to find your perfect pair of prescription safety glasses to protect you at home and elsewhere.