LASIK & Protecting Your Eyes at Work

– TLC Laser Eye Centers

Does your job require working with chemicals or machinery? Lots of dust in your work environment? If you’ve had laser eye surgery or are thinking about it, you should be mindful of protecting your eyes at work.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, about 2000 workers in the United States sustain eye-related injuries on the job every day. The most common occur when foreign materials – dirt particles, splinters, metal chips, etc. – strike or scratch the eyes.

If you’ve had laser eye surgery, you don’t want to jeopardize the results by injuring your eyes at work, so focus on this:

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Tips on How to Protect Your Eyes at Work

Protecting Your Eyes at Work after Laser Eye Surgery

Of course, it’s always important to take precautions to protect your eyes, even before you consider having laser eye surgery. If you have any questions about protecting your eyes at work, talk to your optometrist/ophthalmologist about the best type of protective wear for your occupation.

After laser eye surgery, you’re still vulnerable to potential eye hazards, so continue to wear appropriate protective eyewear if your job has any exposure factors. Also, make sure that all eye protection devices are in proper good working condition – if they’re dirty or scratched, for example, this might cause glare, which in turn could lead to accidents.

One final thing: if, despite your efforts to protect your eyes at work, there’s an accident or injury, seek immediate medical attention.

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