Visors, goggles or safety glasses are excellent protection during home clean-up and fix-up.
Sudden drafts can blow the mist from aerosol cleaners or sprays into the eyes and empty spray cans can explode. Cleaning chemicals are often the cause of eye injuries around the house. Be careful when opening and working with polishes, detergents, bleaches, ammonia and cleaners for ovens and drains.
Take special care working outside. Every year more than 5,000 eye injuries happen in the yard and garden. Mowers, cutters and clippers can propel pebbles, twigs and lawn debris with tremendous force. Chips and splinters from pruning or clipping are especially hazardous and twigs and branches can snap back quickly into the face. Children should not play nearby during lawn work to protect them from objects propelled by mowers and trimmers; and goggles or safety glasses should be worn by anyone in the vicinity.
Think of the battery in a car as a live bomb. It's flammable and explosive and the dangers to your sight come not only from sudden sprays of corrosive battery acids but from flying fragments of battery casing. Wear eye protection, keep flames and cigarettes away from batteries and don't lean over the battery during a jump start. Read the owner's manual for the car. It will tell you exactly how to jump-start a dead battery safely.