Every Day More Than 700 Canadians Injure Their Eyes
Annually, an estimated 720,000 Canadians injure their eyes. With most injuries being completely preventable just by wearing a pair of safety eyewear, this frustrating statistic reminds us that we must be more diligent in protecting our eyes.
Eye Injuries Occur at Home Almost as Much as Work
According to the Canadiation National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 37.5% of injuries occur at work, and 35.5% of injuries occur at home. Many people wear safety glasses when at work but neglect to do so at home. Don’t place your eyes at risk when working at home- protect them.
Vision Loss is Often Irreversible
Your eyes are the only things that enable you to see the world. Serious injuries can cause permanent and irreparable vision loss. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), over 90% of eye injuries can be avoided by wearing the appropriate protective eyewear.