NEW YORK—March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a month headed up by Prevent Blindness to help keep eyes healthy, safe and protected on the job. Thousands of workers in the U.S. sustain eye injuries at work each year, many of which are preventable. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that 90 percent of these eye injuries could be avoided by wearing the proper eye protection. With March just kicking off, there’s still plenty of time to get involved and spread the word to your patients and teams—here are just a few ideas.

To help employers educate workers on eye protection and safety, Prevent Blindness offers a Workplace Safety module as part of its free program, the Healthy Eyes Educational Series. The module includes a Presentation Guide and corresponding PowerPoint presentation. Prevent Blindness also offers a variety of workplace eye safety fact sheets and shareable social media graphics. Image via prevent_blindness on Instagram

Athena Brasfield, OD, CEO of Coachella Valley Optometry in California, shared tips on digital eyestrain for those who work in office jobs. Image via drbrasfield on Instagram

Progressive Eyecare in Pearland, Texas, shared a post about the importance of PPE. Image via progressiveeyecare1 on Instagram

Motiveyes Eye Care in Plano, Texas, designed a fun, bright post to discuss digital eyestrain. Image via motiveyeseyecare on Instagram

Cascade Eye and Skin Centers in Washington State shared some stats on workplace related eye injuries and some tips for protecting the eyes, including an annual eye exam. Image via cascadeeyeskin on Instagram

Webb Eyecare in Western Nebraska will spend the month of March sharing information about workplace eye wellness on social media. Image via webb.eyecare on Instagram