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It's Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

The home can be a dangerous place if you aren't aware of the risks that surround you. This is specifically true for your eyes and vision. Nearly half of all serious eye injuries take place in or around the home and the majority of these can be prevented with proper awareness and precaution. Whether you are cooking, cleaning, tending to yard work or doing home repairs, it is important to be aware of the possible dangers to your eyes and to take preventative measures to protect them.

It is recommended that every household have at least one pair of protective eyewear on hand to use during activities, projects or tasks that could pose a danger to your eyes. While protective eyewear can reduce your risk of an eye injury by 90%, in fact, only 35% of North Americans wear protective eyewear during tasks that could be dangerous to their eyes. Such activities could include the following:

Use of dangerous or hazardous chemicals: Many substances, such as cleaning chemicals, are hazardous and can be the cause of serious eye injuries and burns upon contact. In fact, household cleaning products like bleach cause 125,000 eye injuries a year.

Proximity to flying debris: Particularly when working in the yard mowing, trimming, shoveling and clipping, debris and particles can be thrown into the air that can enter your eye. This goes for those actually doing the gardening as well as bystanders.

Using sharp tools: Whether you are dealing with shovels and clippers, or hammers, nails and screws, it is important to protect your eyes. Many eye injuries are caused by the actual tools which are mishandled, dropped or used carelessly.

Projectiles: Flying objects pose a serious danger to the eyes, particularly with power tools, nails and screws. Never use power tools without protective eyewear. 

When it comes to selecting protective eyewear there are certain requirements that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established to ensure your safety. Our eyewear experts are happy to help you find the best eye protection for you and your family.

Bottom line: use common sense and be EyeSmart, especially if there are children around for whom you're setting an example.


A Message to Our Patients

Texas State Optical Midlothian is CLOSED until social distancing restrictions are lifted and it is safe to resume routine patient care. We are monitoring the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and will announce our reopen date as soon as possible.

If you have MEDICAL EMERGENCY please call our Mansfield office at please call (682)-518-1177 to be seen by our on call doctor.

We are providing FREE SHIPPING to ALL contact lenses orders. Our doctors have been authorized to provide a 90 day extension to ALL contact lens prescriptions, current and expired! If you need to reorder contacts please call our Mansfield office at please call (682)-518-1177 and someone can assist you over the phone.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this strange and trying time. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and local and federal regulations and guidelines to ensure our community is safe.

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