Millions of Americans have problems with their eyes every year, including vision correction needs and eye diseases or injuries. Many issues can be corrected, while others can cause permanent vision loss or blindness.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three out of every five individuals experiencing an eye injury on the job were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or were wearing the wrong kind of protective eyewear for that activity.
Every day Americans sustain injuries to their eyes, at home, on the job, or during sports activities. Of the 1.6 to 2.4 million individuals who experience eye injuries, an estimated 40,000 will be legally blind in the injured eye. Surprisingly, 90 percent of these injuries could have been prevented, if protective eyewear had been worn.