Eye Safety and Vision Protection

The links in this section have advice on protection of the eyes, preservation of vision, and prevention of accidents and injuries.
Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click on a title to jump to a specific topic.

Eye Safety and Injury Prevention

New England Eye Clinic
Commonsense precautions for protection of vision.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Advice for prevention of vision loss includes wearing sunglasses, eating a healthy diet, installing good lighting, and much more. Also available in French.
ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News)
OSHA standards and procedures for protecting the eyes in the workplace.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Tips for preventing eye injury on the job.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Understanding the many risks to our eyes at home and in the garden.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Covers a wide range of topics: eye safety, occupational eye injury statistics, health hazard evaluations and fatality reports, and links to safety publications and other resources.
Prevent Blindness America
Prevention of eye injuries at home, at work and at play; includes a link to a complete list of free eye health topics and safety fact sheets.

Resources for Children

National Eye Institute
A downloadable workbook for elementary school students, with lessons and games about vision and eye safety (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
National Eye Institute
For middle school students, a downloadable book with tips, puzzles, activities, and more (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Web-Based Organizations & Internet Resources

Provides information about eye disease and care, free educational materials; facilitates access to medical eye care.
Interesting features and practical advice on vision care, eye conditions and treatment, glasses, and lenses.
Information on causes of and treatments for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Contains A-Z information on diseases and disorders of the eye, basic eye anatomy, and eye care resources; also available in Spanish.
Information and resources on prevention of blindness and sight preservation.
This global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness is a joint project by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
Consumer information includes warning signs of vision disorders, advice for selecting eyewear, the procedures encountered in an eye exam, and more.
Lighthouse International
Information and resources on low vision, macular degeneration, and vision rehabilitation.
Provides a solid foundation for understanding eye conditions that affect seniors. Addresses treatment and rehabilitation; includes a vision simulation video and glossary.