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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The hidden cost of eye injuries

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Vision is intimately linked with our ability to navigate our environment and can strongly affect our mental, physical and economic well-being.

Losing one’s vision through an eye injury can lead to substantial long-term costs, and impact on an individual and their family & community. Eye injuries occur in a range of environments, including in the workplace, during sports and at home. Young working males are at the highest risk of eye injury. Up to 90% of eye injuries are preventable, with effective interventions including; education about the hazards, policies and training on the correct use of eye protection. Eye health professionals can play an important role in promoting and prescribing eye injury prevention strategies to help reduce this avoidable cause of vision loss.

 

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