Encourage safe eye practices

Not so long ago, I expressed my concern regarding not wearing (proper) eye protection to prevent eye injuries and potential vision impairment/blindness after a photograph by one of the Advocate staff was published on the front page of your newspaper.

Not so long ago, I expressed my concern regarding not wearing (proper) eye protection to prevent eye injuries and potential vision impairment/blindness after a photograph by one of the Advocate staff was published on the front page of your newspaper.

Once again I feel it is necessary to warn people of the potential dangers when involved in certain activities.

On the front page of the Monday, Aug. 18, issue the portrayal of a Viking poised to hammer a mallet upon a chisel is shown.

Hammering on metal is one of the most common eye injuries that occur, and can and do result in visual disasters.

This photo would be better served with underlying information to wear eye protection.

Ed Skochylas MD

Red Deer

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