- Keep all household chemicals, paints, pesticides, fertilizers tools, etc. locked up away from children.
- Almost anything that can splash into the eye can damage it. Wear protective eyewear when working with: detergents, cleaning solvents, etc. Never mix cleaning agents.
- Car batteries contain sulfuric acid and produce hydrogen gas while being charged. This is one of the gasses used to send rockets into space. Always wear protective eyewear when working with batteries. Know the proper procedures for handling batteries and jump-starting cars
- Never remove Safety guards from power equipment. Wear protective eyewear to protect against flying particles.
- Children and adults should use sports-specific eyewear to avoid sports related accidents.
- Consumer fireworks cause 2,000 eye injuries per year. The best protection is to leave fireworks to professionals.
- Ultraviolet and infrared light from the sun, welding arcs and tanning beds can damage your eyes; it may also contribute to age-related macular degeneration. Use proper eye protection and never look directly at a solar eclipse
- Never allow children to play with Laser pointers they are not toys. The light from a laser pointer aimed into the eye can be more damaging than staring directly into the sun.
- Keep older children’s toys away from younger children. Do not let children of any age use flying toys and projectile-firing toys with out adult supervision. Three out of four of children’s eye injuries happen when no adult is present.
- In the car, use infant and child safety seats, safety belts and shoulder harnesses. Keep children in the back seat away from air bags.
- To avoid eye infection do not share eye makeup or eye drops with anyone. Many bacteria, including the cold sore viruse (Herpes), can spread to your eyes and damage your vision.
- Do not let children play in areas where cats and dogs go to the bathroom. Roundworm (Toxocara) larvae in cat and dog droppings can cause blindness and other health problems. Wash your hands good after working in the yard, cleaning litter boxes, or handling animals. Have your pets dewormed.