Eye Injury Prevention Month: Learn More About Protective Eyewear

In observance of Eye Injury Prevention Month this October, we would like to share this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) about the different types protective eyewear that are recommended for use when engaging in various activities around the home, at play, and at work.

Per the AAO,

"Eye protection means more than just wearing the contact lenses or glasses you may use for vision correction. The type of eye protection needed will depend on the activity you are involved in.

For most repair projects and activities around the home, standard ANSI-approved protective eyewear will be sufficient. Sports eye protection should meet the specific requirements of that sport; these requirements are usually established and certified by the sport's governing body and/or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)."

Stop by the Optical Shop at Kittner Eye Center on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about the protective eyewear options that are available to you for your specific activities around your home, at work, and at play.  The Optical Shop is open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Parking is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) parking lot and Dogwood Parking Deck.