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Even though someone working in the industrial field will need safety glasses “on the job”, many people neglect to use safety glasses at home, where 40 percent of eye injuries occur.
It might seem unusual to wear safety glasses at home, but consider the daily activities in which safety glasses would be useful. These daily activities can include cleaning the bathroom with harsh chemicals, maintenance work around the home, or repairing cars in your spare time. These are all different activities compared to working in a chemical laboratory, however the bathroom cleaners can splash into your eyes, and have the potential to cause pain and injury like the chemicals in the laboratory.
Based on this, it is beneficial to wear safety glasses whenever there is a risk to your eyes receiving damage.