Experts say more than 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by simply taking a few precautions and wearing safety glasses.

If you use a lawn mower, leaf-blower, drill or similar power tools, you need protective eyewear. These glasses should have a snug, wrap-style frame to decrease the likelihood of small, airborne particles getting behind the lenses.

If you wear corrective lenses, hardware stores sell inexpensive goggles that will usually fit over your glasses. But a better and more comfortable option is to purchase a pair of customized safety eyewear with polycarbonate lenses from an eye care practitioner.

Conditions that increase risk to eye injuries include:

  • Being distracted
  • Using tools
  • Tool malfunction
  • Performing an unfamiliar task
  • Being rushed
  • Working overtime
  • Feeling fatigued

Speak to your optometrist about your lifestyle and work place and get professional advice – prevention is always better than cure.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953

pinelands@mckennascott.com

www.mckennascott.com