Eye Safety at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Eye Safety at D’Ambrosio Eye Care

Eye safety is a major area of attention for us when you consider that trauma is 6th on the list of leading cause of blindness. The next time you visit us for an eye exam be sure to mention how you spend your leisure hours because we may be able to uncover areas in your life where you need advice on the best way to protect your vision such as activities like sports or driving. Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from eye injuries each year, 50,000 experience significant vision loss from these injuries.  90% of all eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. As professionals, we promote ocular trauma prevention.  29% of patients have had an eye injury or know someone who has. Some patients perceive our recommendation as a “sales pitch” but please know we only have your safety at heart and are only looking after your well-being. A few examples of common eye injury locations and causes are below.

Injury Location
% of reported eye injuries
44.1% (cooking, home repair, yard work, etc.)
14.7% (sporting or recreational activity)
15.6% (industrial, factory or office)
11.4% (usually motor vehicle accidents, airbags)
14.2% (schools, farms, other)

Injury Cause
% of reported eye injuries
Projectile Objects
17.9% (flying debris, nails, etc.)
Blunt Objects
13.3% (hand tools, hardware, etc.)
Body Parts
10.6% (fingers, fists or other)
Sharp Objects
9.2% (wood splinters, fishhook, glass shards, etc.)
Less than 1% (most responders thought this was the 3rd leading cause of eye injury)

If you have any questions, or would like more information on eye protection, stop by the optical department in any D’Ambrosio Eye Care location or call 800-325-3937 for more information.  You may also request an appointment at facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare.

If you or someone you know suffers from eyestrain symptoms they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling us at 800-325-3937, visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care or facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare so that we can help identify the possible causes and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice serving the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Reference sources: Healthy Sight Counseling, Healthy Sight Institute, Transitions, Eyecare Business, Eye Smart, The Vision Council, Optician’s Handbook, Ophthalmology Management, Management & Business Academy.