Top Eye Injury Statistics for Eye Injury Prevention Month

Eye Injury Prevention Month is an awareness month celebrated in October. In honor of this awareness month, we wanted to share some of the top eye injury statistics that you should be aware of as well as some ways to prevent eye injury at work and at home.

The most common contributing factors of eye injuries are not wearing eye protection or wearing the wrong type of eye protection, generally while on the job. Both of these instances are entirely preventable when you are proactive and prepared. Here are some ways you can prevent eye injury at work or at home:

  • Always wear the proper form of eye protection before starting a project, task, or activity
  • Speak up when you see others without proper eye protection
  • Be cautious when removing eye protection as dust and particles on your goggles can go into your eyes causing eye irritation and injury

Eye injuries can be quite scary. Don’t touch, rub or apply pressure to the injured eye. If you experience an eye injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible. We offer EyeCareToday at our Peoria office that provides same day access to eye care for patients 5 years and older with acute/urgent eye conditions, or for routine vision exams.

Have you had your eyes checked lately? Call (309) 243-2400 and schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Illinois Eye Center today.