Eye Safety at Home

While many people think eye injuries only happen in industrial settings – where machines or chemicals are involved – in reality, more than two thirds of eye injuries occur outside of a work setting.

In addition to always wearing sunglasses, protective goggles or other eyewear, Canadians can follow the tips below to help protect their eyes from common hazards at home.

  • Read and follow instructions when using chemicals
  • Point spray nozzles away from you
  • Use grease shields on frying pans
  • Turn your face away when uncorking soda or champagne style bottles
  • Pick up rocks and stones before mowing the lawn
  • Trim low-hanging branches on trees in your yard
  • Teach children how to safely handle knives, scissors and pencils
  • Keep harsh chemicals, spray cans and glues out of a child’s reach