March is the month to bring awareness to Eye Wellness in the Workplace! So many of our patients come in for an office/emergency visit due to an eye injury or because they are experiencing symptoms that are work-related. Whether you are a mechanic, a chef, an athlete, in construction, law enforcement, or exposed to chemicals, having a pair of protective eyewear is the best way to prevent any physical or chemical injuries to your eyes. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could be very detrimental to your vision. If you fall under any of these categories, give us a call at (909) 625-7861 and we would be more than happy to recommend the best pair of protective eyewear for your specific lifestyle and visual needs! Our safety eyewear that we offer meets ANSI Standards by having been tested for high mass and velocity impact and durability.
If you happen to have an eye injury at home, here are some types of injuries, signs and symptoms that should be taken seriously and warrants an emergency visit to your local Optometrist or urgent care immediately:
Non-improving cloudy/blurry vision
Loss of vision
Any type of discharge
Sensation loss to the eye
Sensitivity to light
Types of Injuries
Penetrating Foreign Objects
Scratched Eye (fingernail, tree branch, sand, etc.)
Chemical Exposure (Alkali worse than Acids)
Alkali: Lysol, Clorox, Lime-A-Way, Easy Off Oven Cleaner, Baking Soda
Rinse injured eye under warm water for 15 seconds then call your eye doctor!