October is Home Eye Safety Month

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Leaves changing. Halloween stores opening. Candy stashing. This can only mean one thing.

October has finally arrived.

While this month is full of exciting activities and events, it’s also Home Eye Safety Month.

“Accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.”

– Prevent Blindness

Is this number shocking to you? While many would consider their home to be the safest place on earth, it’s still important to recognize that accidents do happen. The good news? Most of these accidents can be prevented!

We may not always think about it, but many detergents and cleaning agents can serve to be chemically dangerous. Consuming the products is not the only risk at hand. The fumes some of these products let off can be harmful to your eyesight. To prevent these irritants from affecting your eyes, it’s best to wear safety goggles of some form while handling any hazardous material. Also, avoid mixing cleaning supplies (Prevent Blindness).

You know how you’re always told to avoid the rock bed when trimming and mowing the lawn? The windows aren’t the only thing that can take a hit from an accident like this. Ideally, it’s best to remove any debris before beginning to care for your yard (Prevent Blindness). Luckily for all of us, fall is finally here, so the trimming and mowing will be no concern to any of us soon.

Probably the greatest concern to many is kids. Their playful spirits and unexperienced minds are the perfect mix for accidents to happen. Accidents from “misuse of toys, falls from beds… misuse of everyday tools and objects… [and]contact with harmful household products” can be prevented (Prevent Blindness). Using safety gates, padding furniture edges, storing cleaning agents in cabinets and installing safety locks are some of the best ways to guarantee a safe environment for the little ones (Prevent Blindness).

While preparing for the upcoming holiday season, it’s good to keep all of these tips and tricks in mind. When decorating the house for all the various festivities, remember to keep your eyes safe at all times. A good way to do this is with safety goggles! Wait, you already wear corrective lenses? Don’t worry, we can help. At nJoy Vision, we have the newest technology for LASIK procedures in order to give you a comfortable and nJoyable experience. If you feel that your vision is causing setbacks in your day-to-day life, schedule a FREE consultation at njoyvision.com/schedule.

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