Wed October 19, 2011
DUPAGE COUNTY-Many people don't think about protecting their eyes when they are working, exercising or just having fun, but it should be their first concern.
During Eye Injury Prevention Month in October, The DuPage County Health Department reminds residents that more than 1 million people suffer from eye injuries each year in the United States. Ninety percent of these injuries could have been prevented if the individual had been wearing appropriate protective eye wear.
Prevention is the first and most important step in protecting your eyes from injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear. If you do experience an eye injury, seek medical attention promptly.
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