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Keeping Your Eyes Safe at Home

VS Home Safety FlyerHome improvement projects pose danger to vision

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ (October 1, 2015) – Home is a place we think of as a refuge, but when it comes to the eyes, home can be a very dangerous place, according to Dr. Barbara Tarbell.

“Every year in the US, more than 125,000 people suffer injuries to the eyes in and around the home,” Dr. Tarbell said. “Most of these could be avoided by wearing proper eye protection.”

Activities that are potential sight hazards include:
• Mowing and trimming
• Operating power tools
• Using hazardous chemicals or household cleaners
• Spreading fertilizer

“October is Home Eye Safety Awareness Month, and we encourage people to remember their eyes when working around the home,” Dr. Tarbell said. “For those who don’t require vision correction or wear contact lenses, we recommend ANSI-approved safety glasses available at hardware stores and home improvement centers. For those people who wear eyeglasses, our office can prescribe safety glasses that meet ANSI standards.”

Dr. Tarbell is the owner and practitioner of Advanced Eyecare & Vision Gallery located at 305 Omni Drive in Hillsborough, NJ and is a member of Vision Source.

Founded in 1991, Vision Source® is North America’s largest network of private practice optometrists. With more than 2,800 offices and 5,300 members in the United States and Canada, Vision Source consists of the most influential experts in the eye care industry. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit