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Doylestown, PA

501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-9200
Fax: 215-230-9292

Hours

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7 am- 8pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
*Saturday (3rd Saturday of the Month) 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hopewell, NJ

2 Capital Way
Ste 326
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-882-8833
Fax: 609-882-0077

Hours

Monday 7am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
*Saturday (1st and 4th Saturdays of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hamilton, NJ

1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Ste 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-890-0772
Fax: 609-890-0774

Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm
*Saturday (1st Saturday of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy in Hazardous Situations

By: Jessica Kube, Director of Front Desk Services

 

Unless you work for a smaller company in a low-hazard industry, you most likely have to follow OSHA’s strict safety guidelines. These guidelines exist to reduce your risk of accidents and prevent long-term injuries from occurring if an accident does take place.

Even if you follow all of the OSHA guidelines at work, you might not be properly protecting your eyes while at home or during sporting events. Failing to wear protective eyewear during these times could result in vision loss and permanent damage to your eyes. Let’s discuss how to keep your eyes safe during several common, day-to-day activities.

Eye Damage on the Jobsite

You might run into potential hazards every single day depending on what type of job you have. Those who work with sprays or liquids must be extremely careful whenever those chemicals come near their eyes or skin. It is also important for employees who have rigorous jobs to wear eye protection whenever possible. A single pebble or piece of glass can quickly damage the eyes or other parts of the face.

As for those who work around chemicals, it is important to fully understand all safety procedures and guidelines established by OSHA. Companies that operate in hazardous locations are almost always required to have multiple eyewash stations or sinks. Make sure you know where they are located and how to use them.

Safety While Playing Sports

Almost every sport involves one or more moving objects that could come into contact with the face. Whether it is a baseball or even another player’s elbow, it doesn’t take much to detach the retina or scratch the cornea.

Even if you play in a league that doesn’t require protective eyewear, you should still wear safety equipment at all times. Eye protection is especially vital while playing higher contact sports such as basketball and football.

Home Renovations and Eye Protection

Another mistake that many people make is assuming that they aren’t going to injure their eyes while at home. Millions of people experience household injuries every year, and many of those accidents damage the eyes. You can easily injure your eyes while mowing the lawn or cleaning the kitchen with harsh chemical products.

Wearing protective eyewear and making sure to have plenty of ventilation will drastically reduce your risk of a major injury at home. Be sure to carefully read all instructions before using any hazardous or chemical products. Seemingly innocuous cleaning products can be very dangerous in certain situations.

Treatment Following an Emergency

Questions about eye safety? Concerned that you may have experienced an eye injury? Please contact our office immediately – (800) 708-8800 – so we can help and serve you.

Contact Us

Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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