Care For Your Eyes When You’re in the Workplace

Protecting your eyes while working is important to preserving your eyesight for the rest of your life. Many eye injuries are easily prevented. People who have Lasik surgery must be extremely careful in the first few weeks following their treatment to minimize any harm to the healing process.

Most common occupations for eye hazards

  • Construction
  • Computer programming
  • Manufacturing
  • Electrical work
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive repair
  • Welding

Tips to protect your eyes after Lasik surgery

One of the best things you can do to help keep your eyes safe after having Lasik eye surgery is to wear the correct eyewear. For instance, a face shield is the best thing for welders to use where a pair of safety glasses is standard for most manufacturing companies. Other firms may use goggles or helmets to protect workers, depending on the job and the hazards that come with it.

Emergency eye care tips from the experts

  • When something hits the eye, you can put a cold compress on it to reduce swelling and pain
  • If something becomes lodged in the eye, cover it immediately and seek emergency help
  • For chemical splashes, it is best to wash the eye out for 15 minutes-DO NOT add other chemicals to neutralize the eye
  • In case of small particles in the eye, irrigate with water or artificial tears or lift the upper lid to dislodge
  • Remember to take frequent breaks from computer use

Whether you have had Lasik eye surgery or not, protecting your eyes is crucial. Following the eye care tips listed can help you protect your eyes for a lifetime. For more information about Lasik surgery or eye safety, you can ask our experts at Manhattan Lasik Clinic during a free consultation for Lasik surgery.