Jackson Eye Associates serves a wide range of eye care needs for our patients. Whether you need a comprehensive eye examination, want iLasik, Botox® or need cataract surgery, our physicians and support staff are ready to give you the individualized care you deserve.

Eye Injury

More than one million people suffer eye injuries each year in the United States. At JEA, we frequently treat patients who have suffered eye injuries in their homes or workplaces. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have hurt your eye and are experiencing blurred vision or excessive pain or swelling.Many eye injuries can be avoided with some common-sense tips:


In the house

  • Household products can seriously burn your eyes if used improperly.

  • Make sure that all spray nozzles are directed away from you.

  • Read instructions carefully before using cleaning fluids, detergents, ammonia or harsh chemicals. Wash your hands thoroughly after use.

  • Use grease shields on frying pans to protect from splattering.

  • Wear safety goggles to shield your eyes from fumes and splashes when using powerful chemicals. 

In the garden

  • Always wear safety glasses when using garden tools or mowing.

  • Pick up rocks, and sticks before going over them with your lawnmower.

  • Avoid low-hanging branches. 

Around children

  • Consider your child’s age and responsibility level when you buy toys and games.

  • Avoid projectile toys such as darts and pellet guns, which can hit the eye from a distance.

  • Supervise children when they are playing with toys or games that could be dangerous.

  • Teach children the correct way to handle items such as scissors and pencils. 


Sports and recreational activities cause more than 32,000 eye injuries a year. If you or your children participate in sports, you should wear the appropriate protective eyewear. JEA Optical offers properly tested and certified eye and face protection that has been specifically designed for the sports you will be playing. Properly designed and fitted eyewear does not hinder performance and can reduce the risk of eye injuries by 90%. If you normally wear glasses, be sure that your frames are unbreakable and fitted with safety polycarbonate lenses for playing tennis, baseball, or basketball.


* Information provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.