July 2016 Eye Protection
Our eyes are responsible for so many activities and duties so it’s important to protect them, especially while playing sports, working in the yard and enjoying the outdoors.
The most common sports related injuries are blunt injuries, penetrating injuries and corneal abrasions. Baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing and softball are some of the most high risk for eye injuries. Be sure to wear protective eyewear for these types of sports. Any eyewear worn during sporting activities should have polycarbonate lenses, which are stronger, lighter and more shatter resistant than other lenses.
Yard Work & DIY projects
If you’re mowing the lawn, weed eating or using other power tools, be sure to wear eye goggles that have side protection. These work areas generally have a lot of particles, dust and other flying objects that can cause serious injury to your eyes.
This summer while you are outside working or hanging out by the pool be sure to wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays. Exposing yourself to too many UV rays could increase your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration.
McMillin eyecare is dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care possible for our patients. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 423-239-5491.