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Workplace injuries affecting the eyes can cause major setbacks

Eyesight can differ from person to person. Some California residents may need glasses while others have perfect vision. Others may have never had eyesight or lost their vision over time. While living with limited or no eyesight is certainly possible, it can be a substantial adjustment for someone who suffers workplace injuries that affect their eyes.

Many occupations have hazards that could cause injuries to eyes. For example, welders are often working with sparking metals and bright light that could cause damage to their eyes. Individuals who work in professions that involve glass cutting, wood shaving or the manipulation of other materials could have particles or shards become airborne and injure their eyes. It is also possible for individuals who work with chemicals to suffer injuries if those chemicals come in contact with their eyes. Even individuals who work at computers are at risk of eye strain.

Fortunately, protective eyewear can help lessen the likelihood of serious eye-related injuries while on the job. Glasses, goggles and helmets can help in a range of professions to ensure that workers do not put their eyes at unnecessary risk. It is also important to note that eye injuries do not just affect sight or the eyeball. Eyelids, eye sockets and other areas of the eye can also suffer harm.

Workplace injuries that affect the eye can lead to loss of vision, complete blindness, damage to the eyeball or area around the eye, and other major setbacks. If California workers suffer this type of injury, they may understandably worry about their health and financial futures. Fortunately, workers' compensation may be able to help individuals facing this type of ordeal with certain hardships resulting from the injury.

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