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KAEPS warns that 90 percent of work-related eye injuries can be avoided by wearing eye protection

On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be avoided by wearing eye protection. As part of an ongoing effort to stress the importance...

Protect Your Eyes: The eclipse may be over, but your eyes still need everyday protection from the sun

By Dr. Claire Fraser Special to KyForward Now that the solar eclipse is over, it’s a good idea to review the basics of everyday sun protection for your eyes. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight can lead to damage on the inside and the outside of your eyes. There is an increased risk of developing cancers of the eyelids and ocular surface with increased exposure to the sun....

SmartHealthToday: Some tips for preventing eye injuries — we only have two and should protect them

By Colleen Weinkam SmartHealthToday Most commonly, children injure their eyes while they’re at school, while they’re playing or while they’re participating in sports. It’s usually a scratch to the cornea, and it’s usually nothing serious, but any eye injury should be taken seriously. Sometimes, the scratch can go deeper than the surface if it’s caused by a sharp object such as a stick...