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Avoiding Suffering From An Eye Injury

Whether your field of means of work may be, a clear vision is essential to getting the job done as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Let’s take a look at five of the main factors that are most important in keeping your eyes safe from harm:

Proper eye care and protection
The vast majority of eye injuries can be avoided. And the best way to ensure you avoid them or that you have the best possible protection when they do is to wear the right eye gear. From non-prescription safety glasses and goggles to face shields, helmets, and full-face respirators, the proper eye protection depends on the type of work or activity you are engaging in.

If you feel what you are doing could harm your eyes in any way, it’s important to talk to a professional who should inform you and provide you with any protective gear you may need to wear.

Liming your screen time
Limiting screen time may not seem like a way to avoid eye injuries. After all, it’s not like by sitting in front of a computer you are at much danger of an injury. However, as using a screen for prolonged periods of time can cause eye fatigue, reducing their use means you help keep your vision sharp and clear, and that you stay alert and awake.

The best way to limit your screen time is by using the 20/20/20 method. Basically, for every 20 minutes of screen time, you take a break of at least 20 seconds to look at an object at least 20 feet in the distance.

Taking such breaks and performing such exercises on a regular basis is essential for maintaining good eye health and safeguarding both your near and distance vision.

Sanitized and clean environment
Another way to prevent eye injuries is to ensure the environment is free from any hazards that could potentially lead to a problem.

Again, hazards are specific to the environment you are in. But a few common things to look out for are sharp, pointy objects, slippery surfaces, objects blocking walkways, loose wires and leads, low-hanging lights, and loose cupboard doors or wall fixtures.

Regular eye exams
Along with the aforementioned factors, there are many other preventative measures you can take to avoid eye injuries, such as handling hazardous material or hardware safely and with proper lifting techniques.

However, by far the best way to look after your eye health is to visit an experienced eye doctor and have regular eye examinations.

Eye professionals can spot signs of injury or diseases long before they show visible signs. In this way, having regular check-ups can ensure you spot something early, or something minor you may have missed, and help you retain clear and healthy vision over the long run.

That’s what our eye doctors do at Shinagawa — give you the best eye care and treatments possible. To find out more about the eye care or vision correction treatments, book an appointment with us! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

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