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Doing some DIY at home, to keep busy? Here are our top tips to protect your eyes


Victorians will be spending a lot more time at home in the coming weeks, following government guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus. With events and meet-ups cancelled and less distractions than ever before – those jobs that have been on the list for months, might finally be given some attention.

With this in mind, Associate Professor Carmel Crock, Director of the Emergency Department at The Royal Victorian  Eye and Ear is urging people to take care of their eyes and wear appropriate eye protection when carrying out work around the house.

“Whether you are using a clippers in the garden, hammering or drilling, or even using cleaning products such as bleach, it is advised that eye protection should be worn. Almost 90% of eye injuries could be prevented, if people were wearing eye goggles.”

“At this uncertain time, we are doing our best to keep numbers in our hospitals as low as possible, and this includes our Emergency Department. Healthcare workers need the public’s help in keeping healthy and well – and by wearing the correct eye protection, you are helping to reduce the number of people in our ED – making it a safer place for our staff to work, and patients to visit.”

See below or click here for our top tips to protect your eyes.


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