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Posted on 11-16-2017

Preventing Eye Injuries in Port St. Lucie

An eye injury can be painful and cause serious damage to your eye. There are many common types of eye injuries, including corneal abrasions, chemical burns, impact injuries and foreign objects getting in the eye. If you have an eye injury, you will want to seek treatment with a Stuart eye doctor, such as Dr. Durante, right away. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent eye injuries. Here are a few ways to prevent eye injuries. 

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Wear Protective Eye Gear

The number one way to protect yourself from eye injuries is to wear protective eye gear. If you are going to be working with chemicals that can burn your eyes, wear goggles to shield your eyes. If you are going to be working with wood or metal and debris may fly and get stuck in your eye, wear protective eye gear. Are you going to spend the day at the beach? Wear sunglasses to shield your eyes. Playing sports? Wear goggles to prevent being poked in the eye. Protective eyeglasses can protect your eyes from a variety of situations if you select the right eye gear. 

Properly Position Yourself While Driving

Another of the ways that you can prevent eye injuries is to properly position yourself while driving. Sit up straight, position your chair and neck rest correctly and ensure your seat belt is in the right position across your body. Should you be involved in an accident, your airbag may deploy and not being in the right position can cause the airbag to cause eye injuries.

Avoid Rubbing the Eye if there is Foreign Debris

The last tip for preventing eye injuries is to avoid rubbing your eyes if you have foreign debris in them. If you get something in your eye, do not rub it. It can scratch your eye and cause further injuries. Instead, rinse your eye or keep it closed until you can get to a doctor.

For Protective Eyewear Contact Your Jensen Beach Optometrist Today

If you have an eye injury, it is important to seek treatment promptly. When you need an eye doctor in Stuart, FL turn to Dr. Durante. Call us today at %CLIENT_PHONE% for questions about your eye injury or to schedule an appointment. 

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