It is often said that an eye injury can turn a simple home improvement project into a disaster. Home improvement can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also leave you with injuries that could take months to heal and even cost you your eyesight in extreme cases. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right precautions, you can make sure that both your home improvement projects and your eyesight come out OK!
Here are some tips and advice on how to protect your eyes during home improvement.
Wear Prescription Safety Glasses
Wear prescription safety glasses whenever you’re working with power tools, such as drills and saws. If you’re working with power tools without safety glasses, there’s a greater chance that dust or debris will fly into your eyes at high speeds. Prescription safety glasses are designed with polycarbonate lenses that can withstand those impacts without shattering as regular glass lenses would.
Don’t Wear Glasses That Don’t Fit Properly
If you wear prescription glasses, it’s important to wear them when doing home improvement projects. However, if you don’t have prescription glasses available, do not wear regular glasses as eye protection for home improvement projects! Wearing regular glasses without wearing prescription lenses may cause damage to your eyes because they’re too strong for everyday use — especially during strenuous activities like power tool use or hammering nails into wood. The lenses in regular eyeglasses won’t protect from flying debris or dust particles
Avoid Working in Direct Sunlight
Working in direct sunlight puts strain on your eyes, which can lead to eye fatigue and even permanent damage if you do it for extended periods of time without taking breaks. If possible, choose cooler times of day (early morning or late afternoon) so that there is less sunlight coming through windows and reflecting off surfaces around the home as well as less heat inside due to air conditioning units being on full blast. This will help prevent eyestrain while working on projects in direct sunlight
Look Out for Flying Debris
Flying debris is one of the most frequent causes of eye injuries in the workplace. When you’re working on a project and something goes wrong, it’s easy to lose control of what’s going on around you. If a piece of wood or other material flies off at high speed, it could hit you in the face or worse.
Wear A Face Shield
While some people may think that wearing a face shield is unnecessary because they don’t have any cuts or scrapes on their faces, it can still be useful for protecting against dust and debris that gets kicked up during certain activities like sanding or sawing wood. This type of protection should be worn whenever possible because it helps keep dust and debris from getting into your eyes and causing irritation.
Protecting Your Eyes from Power Tools
Power tools are used in many types of home improvement projects. They can range from simple hand drills to more complicated saws and sanders. In addition to being dangerous if mishandled, they can produce high levels of noise and dust that can irritate the eyes and lungs.
Don’t Forget About the Dust!
Dust can also be dangerous for your eyes if you’re working on an older home or one that hasn’t been properly maintained over time. Dust particles can cause irritation, itching and even respiratory problems if they are breathed in regularly over time. You should always wear a dust mask when working on older homes just in case there is any dust present inside of them!
Be Prepared at All Times
The most important thing you can do is be prepared at all times. This means having the proper tools and supplies ready for any project that comes along. Make sure that your tools are always sharpened, or need replacing if they are too old or worn out. You should also always have extra parts on hand so that you can finish your project quickly without having to wait for replacements to arrive in the mail or at a store.
If you work on home improvement or remodeling projects or are planning to, it’s important to protect your eyes. Working with construction materials and power tools can be dangerous to your eyes and the steps listed above will help ensure a safer environment and ultimately protect your eyes from injury.