Protect the eyes in DIY

With the Bank Holiday weekend here it is a timely reminder for millions of DIY enthusiasts to take extra care of their eyes and wear a pair of safety goggles when they attempt any home improvements.

As the UK’s leading sight loss charity, RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is keen to see a reduction in the thousands of eye injuries caused each year by things like concrete chips and wood splinters.

If an accident does take place, RNIB advises that you seek immediate medical assistance.

In the meantime, the charity advises that you do not rub your eyes as this can make things worse.

Matthew Athey

RNIB

Eye Health Information Service Manager