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When:
March 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019 all day America/Edmonton Timezone
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2019-04-01T00:00:00-06:00
Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. From eye injuries to Computer Vision Syndrome, whatever your occupation, take care of your eyes!

Workplace Safety

If you work in a place where your eyes might be injured from debris or projectiles, or contaminated by chemicals, you already know that PPE safety eyewear is no joke! Take time this month to review your safety plans, inspect your equipment, and refresh staff on eyewash station procedures.

Computer Vision Syndrome

Staring at a computer all day can be a real headache; lessen the strain by taking frequent breaks, staying hydrated, and ensuring that your computer is at the right height/distance from you. Use the 20-20-20 rule (look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes) to prevent eye strain. Blink, use eye drops, and stay hydrated to avoid excessive drying. If it’s late at night, use blue light protection on your phone or monitor to reduce your exposure so that you can get a good night’s sleep.

These are just a few of the things to think of this month as you consider your eye health and wellness at work. For more information, visit Prevent Blindness’ webpage.