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Your vision and hearing need protection from injury just like the rest of your body.
You can protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses when you go outside, and by wearing safety goggles when participating in activities that could result in injury, such as yard work or playing sports. For those who spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, don’t forget to take breaks to rest your eyes.
You can protect your hearing from the damage caused by loud noises by wearing earplugs or headphones.
Routine vision and hearing screenings can help you identify problems early so you can get any needed treatment.
Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.