Each year, thousands of eye incidents occur and around 90% of these injuries could be avoided if proper precautions were taken. According to Prevent Blindness, over 125,000 eye injuries are caused by common household products and the others occur within the workplace. Typically, employers will take precautions to ensure the avoidance of injuries onsite, but it is also important to take preventative measures in your everyday life.
Prevent Blindness found that more than one in five preschool-aged children enrolled in Head Start have a vision disorder. Uncorrected vision problems can impair child development, interfere with learning, and even lead to permanent vision loss.
Eye floaters are often recognized as small spots, shadows, and shapes that drift across your visual field. Usually black and gray, these floating string-like shapes, while not always a cause for concern, should be discussed with your eye doctor in order to monitor and note.