Whilst now feels like a great time to get tasks done with the extra time at home, Specsavers teams across Hertfordshire stores are warning to protect eye health when undertaking DIY jobs.

Specsavers have seen an increase in those coming in with DIY related eye injuries at this time, with an estimated total of 200,000 eye injuries occurring each year.

How to stay safe

Things to watch out for when are getting foreign objects in your eye, chemicals or solvents in your eye, cuts, black eyes and perforated eyeballs.

Specsavers clinical services director, Giles Edmonds, says: ‘It is important that you are cautious and pay close attention when you are carrying out any activity which might lead to something going into the eye, such as chopping firewood, pruning in the garden, drilling or grinding and that suitable eye protection is worn.’

Stores in Hertfordshire can help

While the Specsavers stores in Hertfordshire are currently closed for routine eye tests, they are open for urgent and essential care – with a focus on helping fellow key workers stay on the frontline. You can also use the new Remote Care service to be seen online or over the phone. So if you or anyone you know suffers an eye injury or problem, or needs urgent help with their glasses or contact lenses, get in touch with your local store.

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