Protect Your Eyes at Work

Protect Your Vision in the Workplace to Keep Eyes Healthy As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases. According to a recent report from the Vision Council, “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma,” nearly nine in 10 adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with one in 10 people spending at least three-fourths of their waking hours on a digital device. Digital Eye Strain is defined as “physical discomfort felt after prolonged exposure to digital screens.” Symptoms…

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What You Need to Know About Toy-related Injuries

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to 265,000 the year before. And 73 percent of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. In fact, approximately 83,700 were to those under 5 years of age. As with previous years, the most commonly injured part of the body is the head and face area, with the most common injuries being lacerations, contusions, or abrasions. The top three specifically identified toys associated with…

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Avoiding Eye Injuries at Home

Eye Injuries at Home Send Thousands of Adults and Children to the Emergency Room Every Year Most Eye Injures Can Be Prevented Through Safety Practices and the Use of Proper Eye Protection In 2014, more than 193,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States for eye injuries sustained in the home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Many of the items that were involved in injuries are commonly used in and around the home — cleaning supplies, lawn equipment and power tools. In a recent study, “Age and…

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