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Shield Your Eyes for Safety

KISION of VISION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE SHIELD YOUR EYES FOR SAFETY Accidents happen, but you can prevent most accidents from injuring your eyes by wearing eye protection. Below are just a few of the reasons to shield your eyes for safety: SHIELDS SAVE SIGHT 2.5 MILLION 50,000 EYE INJURIES EACH YEAR MORE THAN people permanently lose part or all of their vision OCCUR 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear FIT THE GEAR TO THE JOB. Polycarbonate eye gear is the best protection against flying debris and particles. Splashguards are best for jobs with liquids. For all on-duty activities, wear gear from APEL (Authorized Protective Eyewear List). 3 OUT OF 4 INJURIES 73% of eye injuries occur in males Nearly half of all eye injuries occur in people 18 to 45 years of age AGES 18-45 WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF AN EYE INJURY? Here's what it costs in dollars and in days lost for each service branch: Ž ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE O $9,724 O $4,222 O $3,196 AND AND AND 6.1 DAYS 5.9 DAYS 4.7 DAYS SHIELD AT HOME Almost half of all eye injuries occur around the home most often during 125.000 Accidents involving common household products, like bleach and oven cleaner, 44% 14.7% IMPROVEMENT PLAYING cause 125,000 eye PROJECTS SPORTS injuries each year Sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports SHADES SHIELD 20% OF ALL CATARACT CASES MAY BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO UV RADIATION 35% 0: OVER 1 OUT OF 4 ADULTS did not know if their shades 27% of adults rarely or never wear sunglasses provided UV protection 40.5% of adults say that they do not look for health/ safety information when purchasing sunglasses PRO TECTION UV SHIELD IN CELEBRATIONS 200 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries around the July 4th holiday 3 OUT OF 4 INJURIES THE PARTS OF THE BODY MOST OFTEN INJURED WERE Of the fireworks- related injuries sustained, 74% were EYES HEAD, FACE AND EARS 12% 19% HANDS AND FINGERS to males and 26% LEGS 13% 41% were to females If an injury occurs, responding properly could save a person's sight. Learn how on vce.health.mil. SIOI VISION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (VCE) • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center • Bethesda, MD 20889 vce.health.mil f facebook.com/VisionCoE y twitter.com/VisionCoE SOURCES: United States Eye Injury Registry Summary Report, 1998-2002 Buckingham RS, Whitwell KJ, Lee RB. Cost Analysis of Military Eye Injuries in Fiscal Years 1988-1998. Mil Med. 2005 Mar;170 (3):196-200. PubMed PMID: 15828693 American Academy of Ophthalmology Vision Council: 2014 Picture This: A Lifetime of UV Eye Protection U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 2012 Fireworks Annual Report World Health Organization Center Fcellence

Shield Your Eyes for Safety

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VISION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE SHIELD YOUR EYES FOR SAFETY Accidents happen, but you can prevent most accidents from injuring your eyes by wearing eye protection. Below are just a few of the reasons to s...

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