Organizations like the American Optometric Association and Prevent Blindness designate March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Before you think that this topic does not apply to you, consider that eye injuries in the workplace are very common.
More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. These eye injuries in the workplace result in:
- About 10% require one or more missed workdays.
- 10 to 20% will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
- Collectively cost more than $300 million in lost work time, medical expenses and workman’s compensation.