Driving Home the Eye Safety Message

Goeltz, Tom
May 2008
LabTalk;May/Jun2008, Vol. 36 Issue 160, p26
Trade Publication
The article discusses ways on how eye care professionals can help protect their patients' eye and vision from injuries at home. It emphasizes the importance of clarifying the need for patients to wear safety eyewear. It also outlines action steps for opening the lines of communication between eye care professionals and their patients.


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