For many homeowners, tending to one’s landscape is a relaxing pastime. From mowing the lawn to pulling weeds, it’s always nice to get outside and work to beautify your property. You might know all there is about lawn care, but are you taking the necessary precautions to protect the health of your eyes? Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries.
Understand Potential Dangers
While some lawn care dangers are easy to identify, others are more difficult to spot.
Lawn trimmers are useful tools, but they’re capable of tossing stones and debris up into the air. In the same vein, lawn mowers can turn clumps of dirt and other objects into dangerous projectiles when hit by a blade.
Weed killers help to keep your lawn looking beautiful, but they contain harmful chemicals capable of causing irreversible damage.
The sun helps to maintain the health of your grass and plants, but harmful UV rays can lead to a variety of eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
Protecting Your Eyes From Harm
There are numerous dangers awaiting in your front lawn, but protecting yourself is simple. Consider purchasing polycarbonate glasses with wrap-around protection to shield your eyes from debris and other flying objects. To protect your eyes from UV rays, wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection at all times. It might be in your best interest to purchase protective eyewear with tinted lenses. If you handle chemicals, such as weed killer, wash your hands before moving on to the next task.
Schedule an Eye Exam Today
Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!
If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.
We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!