Eye Protection at Work After LASIK Surgery

– TLC Laser Eye Centers

Thinking about LASIK surgery but worried about your job? Don’t fret! Many professions involve exposure to dust, chemicals, or flying objects – all potential threats to your eyes. But fear not, with proper precautions, you can protect your eyes at work after you’ve had LASIK.

Eye Safety Statistics and Risks

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), millions of work-related eye injuries occur annually in the US. Common culprits include dust particles, metal shavings, and chemicals. After LASIK, protecting your eyes becomes even more crucial to safeguard your vision investment. Here’s how:

Essential Eye Protection Tips:

  • Goggles or Safety Glasses: Always wear safety glasses or goggles when working with chemicals, liquids, or anything that could enter your eyes. Choose the right type for your job – some come with ventilation for dust-heavy environments.
  • Prescription Safety Gear: If you wear glasses, invest in prescription safety glasses for optimal protection. Alternatively, wear safety glasses over your existing glasses or contacts. Contact lenses alone don’t offer sufficient protection.
eye protection at work after LASIK

LASIK and Eye Protection:

Remember, good eye safety habits are crucial before and after LASIK. Discuss the best protective eyewear with your ophthalmologist based on your specific work environment. Ensure your safety glasses are in good condition – scratches or dirt can cause glare and hinder visibility.

Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen. If you experience an eye injury at work, seek immediate medical attention to prevent complications.

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