An eye emergency is any situation where your eye health or vision quality are at immediate risk. Due to the delicate nature of the human eye, these emergencies should be taken seriously and prevented whenever possible. Prevention is key, because vision lost to injury or disease generally cannot be restored.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that 90% (or more) of eye injuries could be completely prevented by wearing a simple pair of safety glasses. They also note that more than a third of all eye injuries occur at home during repairs, yard work, cooking/cleaning, and other domestic duties.
More affordable than eye surgery, that is. While it’s true that safety glasses need to be replaced as they wear, the benefits they provide in terms of protection is well worth their purchase price.
You can always replace your glasses; you can’t replace your eyesight.
High-impact resistance, shatter-resistance, and scratch-resistance add up to one thing, safety glasses that will properly protect your eyes from a variety of hazards.
The fact is that your eyes are the most vulnerable organs you have. While other organs enjoy protection from your body or skull, the eyes are always partially exposed. This layer of vulnerability is often forgotten about until an errant projectile or chemical finds its way into the eye.
Wearing eye protection when working or performing tasks where your eyes may be at risk is a simple and effective way to protect them.