|03/2018 MARCH EDITION|
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. No matter your profession, making sure your eyes are safe in your work environment is important. More than 2,000 people suffer every day from a work-related eye injury. 90% of eye injuries in the work place are preventable by wearing protective eye wear specific for your work environment.
Did you know?
40% of work place injuries happen in manufacturing, construction, and mining jobs.
One of the biggest factors of not wearing personal protective eye wear is fogging of the lenses. Don’t sweat it! Purchase anti-fog protective eye wear, which features a special coating to prevent fog and “sweat” from forming on the lenses.
Signs of Possible Eye Injuries
Signs of possible eye injuries can be faint or very noticeable. If you think you have an eye injury, or if an incident happened at work, please seek immediate medical attention. The longer you wait, the greater your risk for permanent vision loss. Learn more about signs of possible eye injuries.
Keep it 20/20/20 to prevent digital eye strain
More than 83% of Americans use digital devices for more than two hours a day.
When using electronic devices…
This technique allows eye muscles needed for distance vision to be used as well as near vision muscles. Practicing this technique may also help prevent the onset of myopia, a vision problem in which objects farther in distance
Become a Corporate Volunteer!
Give back and promote healthy vision for all ages. Become a Corporate Volunteer! The Corporate Screening Program gives local corporations and their employees an opportunity to serve their communities through vision screening children, ensuring local children have the healthy vision they need for success. The program supports free vision screenings at local schools and gives employee volunteers an engaging and meaningful day of hands-on service.
“My favorite part of the vision screening was interacting with the young children—helping them feel comfortable and knowing that without us, they may not receive a vision screening.”
–Satisloh Corporate Volunteers at Bethlehem Lutheran School
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Help us carry out our sight-saving work!
Programs and services are funded through generous donations from our partners, sponsors, and volunteers. Help us help you see more clearly.
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