March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Did you know that…

🇨🇦700 Canadian workers per day sustain eye injuries on the job (Eye Safe BC)

🥽90% of eye injuries are preventable with the correct fitting eyewear (BC Doctors of Optometry)

👁️10 to 20 percent of workplace injuries will cause temporary or permanent vision loss in the affected employees (Oregon State University)


How can you help prevent an eye injury at work?

To help prevent an eye injury at work, Prevent Blindness and the Oregon State University recommends:

🤔Know the eye safety dangers at work. Complete an eye hazard assessment.

👷Eliminate hazards before starting work. Use machine guarding, work screens, or other engineering controls.

🥽Use proper eye protection such as non-prescription and prescription safety glasses, goggles, face shields, welding helmets, or full-face respirators.

🚶‍♂️Wear safety eyewear for your job site or role, even if you are just passing through a hazardous area.

Royal Oak Optometry is part of OVP Eye Care Program and can help you find eye protection to help keep you and your vision safe at work. Come see one of our opticians today and be fitted for your protective eyewear.

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