Common Eye Injuries

Protecting our eyes is essential but most of the time we do not do it properly because we do not know that certain activities can cause eye injuries. When an accident happens to the eyes of someone in our environment is when we realize how important prevention is, but it may be too late.

You will be surprised to know that there are risks of eye injuries when opening a bottle of beer, playing squash, doing makeup, etc. Today I will write about it, as well as some basic recommendations to reduce those risks of trauma to the eyes and how to act In case they occur.

Life can change dramatically in a day as you imagine that a person who yesterday saw perfectly and today has an accident in the eye that makes them go blind.

Most Common Causes of Eye Injuries

Experts say wear safety glasses and take other common sense precautions can prevent or reduce the severity of more than 90 percent of the lesions produced in the eye.

Most frequent causes of eye injuries at work

Waste that jumps through the air at work (metal, glass, plastic, wood shavings)
Particles that are in the air and enter the eyes when there is much wind (dust, wood, sand) This is a huge issue for carpenters and guys who work with table saws like theseĀ

Tools (screwdrivers, wrenches)
Chemicals (petrol, oil, solvents, acids)
Harmful radiation (arc welding, UV)

Eye injuries in the home

Cleaning products and chemicals
Eyelash curlers
Mascara brushes and other cosmetic applicators
Nails (for example, when putting on or removing contact lenses)
Particles that jump when using a lawn or other portable garden tools
Particles that are in the air on windy days
Elastic strings
Shocks against doors or walls
Champagne corks (most ophthalmological urgency at the end of the year and Christmas Eve)
Toys and games with hard or pointed edges
Stones or sand projected by bicycle or motorcycle wheels. In the case of motocross it is essential not to take off the visor or at the stops as when starting the bike because of dirt flying around.