Active Lifestyles Require Active Eye Care

Over a million people each year experience an eye injury and a vast majority of them could have been prevented by taking just a few precautions. Your peepers need protecting and proper eye care can see you through many stages of life. If you engage in an activity that could be potentially hazardous, wear the proper protective eye wear that has been approved by the American National Standards Institute or ANSI.

Protecting your Eyes

Eye care should be your primary concern when you engage in an activity where chemicals, projectiles and possible flying objects could injure your eyes. There are dangers everywhere and thinking ahead will not only save you time and money in the doctor's office but possibly your eyesight as well.

Around the Home

If you clean around the house and use spray cleaners for glass, furniture or even the bathtub, be sure to read the instructions so that you use the product properly. Most people neglect to do this and as a result inhale too many fumes and can even get some of the airborne mist from the cleaners into the eyes. The chemicals in these cleaners can be rather noxious and are capable of burning or corroding the delicate tissues of your eyes, causing blindness. As you can see, eye care is essential in this situation.

Gardening and lawn care also requires diligence and necessary precautions to protect your eyesight. Wearing protective goggles should be a part of your overall eye care in this situation as it can protect you from grass when mowing and flying rocks, twigs and other debris when weed eating or edging the lawn.


Many swimmers practice good eye care by donning swimming goggles to protect their eyes from the burning chlorinated water in the pool. Racquetball players wear sports goggles or protective glass as part of their eye care regime as the racquetball could fly toward their face at any time. Hunters, target shooters, hockey, basketball and more can all benefit from protective eyewear.

The Workplace

Physical activities in the workplace could also require proper eye care as well. If you work in pest control, landscaping, woodworking, mechanic or even crop dusting, the proper protective eyewear is essential. Chemicals from a car battery could splash a mechanic and pesticides could accidentally get into a pest control or crop duster person's eyes. Wood shavings could float around from a saw or sander and embed themselves in a woodworker's eyes and cause lacerations or an infection. Eye care practices in the form of safety glasses or goggles can definitely protect those peepers from harm.