Weil Eye Care Celebrates Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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During March Workplace Eye Wellness Month, ophthalmologists stress the importance of staying safe on the job by wearing proper eye protection.

Prevent Workplace Eye Injuries with the right Eye Doctor

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and throughout the month, Weil Eye Care is stressing the importance of wearing proper eye protection on the job.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year to treat a workplace eye injury (Link: http://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/industrial-workplace-eye-injuries.cfm). Dr. Leslie Weil, MD wants to remind workers to follow tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to avoid eye injuries at work.

The most important tip to keep in mind to prevent injuries is to wear American National Standards Institute-approved protective eyewear for jobs where there is a greater chance for an eye injury. This is necessary for jobs where employees work with chemicals, intense light and heat, or there is the potential for dust or flying or falling debris.

Workers that do suffer some kind of an eye injury should not try to remove an object in the eye or try to wash or rub it out. They should instead put some kind of protective shield over the eye and seek immediate medical attention. Water or eye flush can be used by workers to treat an eye in the case of a chemical burn or sand or other small debris in the eye.

More eye injury first aid tips can be found at http://www.eyesmart.org.

Weil Eye Care Medical Center is a comprehensive eye practice serving San Carlos, Redwood City, San Mateo and Belmont. Dr. Weil provides comprehensive eye evaluations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, addresses vision needs with prescription and fitting of glasses and contact lenses, performs expert facial rejuvenation treatments and more. Call their San Carlos office at 650-654-2133 or visit http://www.weileyecare.com.

About the practice:
Weil Eye Care Medical Center recognizes that every patient has different needs and takes pride in delivering caring, professional and courteous service to each person who walks through the door. Whether it is an adult, adolescent or child, their knowledgeable eye doctor and staff are committed to helping them achieve their best vision and eye care.

Weil Eye Care Medical Center provides a comfortable and relaxing reception area, conveniently located adjacent to the Center's Optical Boutique. Dr. Weil specializes in medical eye care as well as facial aesthetics, including Botox and facial-filler injections. Dr. Weil and her staff speak both English and Spanish and have a highly-experienced optician to help with all glasses needs.

Their services include comprehensive eye evaluations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, prescription and fitting of glasses and contact lenses to optimize vision, enhance appearance, eliminate eye strain and meet a patient’s needs for their activities. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.weileyecare.com.

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