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Accidents involving common household products and outside activities cause over 100,000 eye injuries each year. Many of these injuries are caused by objects, particles, chemicals or radiation. They can result in temporary or permanent vision loss.
Safety glasses can prevent eye damage and are a must for any activity that poses a risk to the eyes. This protection includes sunglasses, which can shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Taking active steps to protect your eyes will help prevent blindness and preserve sight.
More information can be found at preventblindness.org.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.