The effects of pepper spray on eyes

Needless to say, being on the receiving end of pepper (or capsicum) spray is never going to be recommended. While many governments approve the use of pepper spray by police or military groups, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that it can cause considerable harm, especially to the eyes. The effect of pepper spray […]

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August – Child Eye Health and Safety Month

  Prevent Blindness and the National Optometric Association Declare August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Help Make Vision Care for Kids a Priority   August is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss and saving children’s eyesight. One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result […]

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July is Ultraviolet (UV) safety month

Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is just as important as protecting them from impact Ultraviolet rays are invisible waves of electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun. They are transmitted in waves towards the earth’s surface and form part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum. UV rays are invisible to the naked eye with […]

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Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious – exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting.   While the long-term effects […]

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