Preventing Eye Injuries
In and Around the House
- Make sure that all spray nozzles are directed away before you press down on the handle.
- Read instructions carefully before using cleaning fluids, detergents, ammonia, or harsh chemicals.
- Wash hands thoroughly after use.
- Use grease shields on frying pans to decrease spattering.
- Wear special goggles to shield eyes from fumes and splashes when using powerful chemicals.
- Use opaque goggles to avoid burns from sunlamps.
In the Workplace
- Protect eyes from flying fragments, fumes, dust particles, sparks, and splashed chemicals by wearing safety glasses.
- Read instructions thoroughly before using tools and chemicals, and follow precautions for their use.
- Pay attention to age and maturity level of a child when selecting toys and games.
- Avoid projectile toys, such as darts and pellet guns.
- Supervise children when they are playing with toys or games that can be dangerous. Teach children the correct way to handle potentially dangerous items, such as scissors and pencils.
- Wear protective safety glasses, especially for sports such as squash, tennis, baseball, and basketball.
- Wear protective caps, helmets, or face protectors when appropriate, especially for sports such as hockey.
- Wear eye glasses or safety goggles.
- Do not use explosive fireworks.
- Never allow children to ignite fireworks.
- Do not stand near others when lighting fireworks.