Generally, the most common agents of eye injuries at work include: flying objects, air-blown and wind-blown particles, chemicals, harmful radiation. At home, household cleaners and chemicals are common causes of eye injuries.
Eye injuries can occur in many settings, including at home, at work or when playing sports.
Common types of eye injury are:
1. blows to the eye, such as being hit by a fist, elbow or ball
2. scratches and abrasions,such as from fingernails or tree branches
3. foreign bodies, such as small pieces of grit, wood or metal getting in the eye
4. penetrating or cutting injuries, such as cuts from glass or projectiles flung from tools
5. chemical burns, such as exposure to household cleaning products
6. radiation exposure, such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or sun lamps
Wearing contact lenses incorrectly can also injure your eyes, particularly if they are dirty, don't fit properly or have been worn for too long.
In fact, common objects people deal with day-in and day-out can be extremely dangerous to the eyes. The household Chemicals, Chemicals like bleach, ammonia, cleaning agents, pesticides and others can burn your eyes' delicate tissues. When using any chemicals in your home, wear goggles, make sure the area is well-ventilated and be sure the nozzle is pointed away from your face before you spray.Industry workers, including automotive workers, welders, plumbers, construction workers, machine operators and carpenters, are especially at risk of eye injuries. Over 100,000 workers are disabled due to eye injury with vision loss each year. Workers in industrial-related positions should always wear protective eyewear.