Eye Safety Tips for Home Improvement Projects

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Are you trying to wrap up a few home improvement projects before the family comes in town for the holiday season? There are a few simple things that you can do to improve the appearance of your home. But, make sure that you are taking care of your health if you are planning a do-it-yourself project.

Eye Injuries in the Home

Over 2.5 million eye injuries occur throughout the United States each year, and it is estimated that more than half of those injuries happen in the home. Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean that you are protected from injury. Many of these injuries are preventable if you follow certain safety guidelines.

Whether you are working on a home improvement project or putting together a holiday craft, it is important to take safety precautions to avoid eye injuries.

How to Protect Your Eyes

Even if you are working on a small-scale project, it is important that you wear safety goggles at all times. Everything from paint to sawdust could potentially be hazardous when coming in contact with the eyes.

Invest in a pair of polycarbonate safety glasses to wear while you are doing home improvement projects. If it is a big project, then you might consider the option to wear a face shield. These items will protect you from paint drips, flying splinters, and dust. These safety goggles can also be used outside so that you can avoid flying objects from weed eaters or lawn mowers.

Are Regular Glasses Good Enough for Protection?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your vision correction glasses are sturdy enough to provide the protection that you need. Most of these glasses are not impact resistant, and they might break on impact. In fact, your glasses could lead to serious injury if they break and cause the glass to shatter in your eyes.

The best solution is always to wear protective goggles if you are doing anything that might affect your eyes. If you have questions or need a pair of goggles, you are invited to contact our experienced team for more information. Visit our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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