July celebrates the body part that allows us to view the world by taking on the title of Eye Injury Prevention Month. Our eyes are incredibly sensitive and, because of this, it is of the utmost importance to properly care for them. Although eye injuries are common, there are several things that you can do to to prevent their occurrence in the first place. Check out these helpful tips provided by MSU’s Health e-Guide to discover how to prevent eye injuries.
Wear Protective Eye Wear
Protective eye wear includes safety glasses, goggles, and face shields. Gauge the risk level of your activities and be sure to wear the proper form of eye wear.
Make Use of Light
When reading, studying, or working, make sure that there is a light on your task as well as a soft background light to prevent strain.
For close work or visually demanding tasks, blink often and close or rest your eyes when they feel dry.
Place your TV and computer in locations where light will not reflect on the screen.
Visit the Eye Doctor Regularly
Routine eye exams can help ensure that your eyes are functioning as they should.