Careful With Your Eyes, Guys: Males Likelier to Suffer Eye Injuries

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A survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma finds that men are three times as likely to suffer from eye injuries than women are.

Each year, 2.5 million American experience injuries of the eye.  Almost 75% of those injuries happen to men and over half of all of the injuries occur at home.

Highlighted of the findings from the annual Eye Injury Snapshot include:

– One quarter of the eye injuries that happened at home were associated with play or sports
– Another 25 percent were due to home repair or power tools.

Source: aao.org