One of the biggest eye hazards is yard work. Eye protection is essential when operating power equipment like a lawn-mowers, weed-eaters, chain-saws, leaf-blowers or electric trimmers. Each of these tools can send small high-velocity projectiles hurling toward the eyes. Eye abrasions, perforations and infections have the potential to cause significant damage to the eye including permanent vision loss.
Think about eye protection even when you don’t anticipate dangers.
If you receive an eye injury or have foreign material in your eye, seek care immediately. It’s always best to have a professional look at your eye under a microscope. Washing the eye yourself with tap-water is insufficient. The doctors at Iowa EyeCare are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 319-377-2222.