Taking a look at Eye Safety Month – Pt 4

October 18, 2011

How often do you mow your grass?

How about edging your lawn with that very powerful, motorized trimmer?

Each time you do, you risk great injury to your eyes.

If a lawn mower kicks up a stick, rock, or some other hard object, it can easily become a targeted trajectory aiming right at your eyes. With blades rotating at 3000 rpm (as fast as a car motor goes), many of us have seen what can be done to a picture window. Think of how that would feel in your eye?

Dr. Gil Grand, an ophthalmologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, discusses the dangers that lurk in our yards, and gives tips on how to protect our eyes.

 

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