5 ways to protect your eyes while making your yard look beautiful this spring:

  1. Wear safety glasses or goggles to protect against flying particles and to guard against exposure to fertilizers and pesticides.
  2. Keep children indoors and away from any power equipment. Children move quickly and can be attracted to mowers and blowers.
  3. Remove debris from lawn before mowing or edging (such as sticks, rocks, glass and wires)
  4. Point spray nozzles away from you and make sure engines are cool before instilling gasoline or oil.
  5. Don’t mix cleaning agents, pesticides or fertilizers and make sure these are stored in a secured area.

More than 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by simply taking a few precautions and wearing safety glasses. Most eye injuries occur by foreign matter, such as metal chips, dirt particles, and splinters rubbing or abrading the eye.  Less commonly, these particles can strike and sometimes even penetrate into the eye.  Other hazards include chemicals, adhesives, tools and lawn equipment. The eyes can be damaged by sun exposure too, not just chemicals, dust or objects, so make sure to wear UV protecting sunglasses while outdoors. Whether you are a professional landscaper or you mow your own lawn, don’t forget to protect your eyes while you work in the yard this spring and summer!

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