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Summer eye protection tips – 2

Narrator:   This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Whether working around the house, or playing sports, eye-health experts recommend eye protection. Dr. Rachel Bishop, an ophthalmologist at the NIH says every home should have at least one pair of safety glasses or goggles made from lightweight polycarbonate plastic.

Bishop: For those who like healthy lifestyles and who maintain their yards with lawn mowing and weed whacking and all stuff, we emphasize eye protection during sports and during activities where tools are being used and foreign objects are flying around.

Narrator: She adds eye protection for athletes will have "ASTM F803" stamped on the arm. For more information on eye health and protecting vision, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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This page last reviewed on June 25, 2012

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