Eyesight outranks ability to hear, speak or move when it comes to performing at work yet most aussies neglect their eyes. A new report[ii] released by The Eye Foundation in the lead up to JULeye has found that for the majority of Australian workers, being able to see is fundamental to being able to do their job. Despite this, working Australians are still taking part in activities that can increase the risk of eye disease, including more than one in four who admit to regularly smoking.
According to The Eye Foundation report, Australian workers are four times more likely to feel that losing their eyesight would make it most difficult to complete their job, compared to if they were to lose their ability to speak. In addition twice as many workers felt that losing the ability to see would make it most difficult to do their job, compared to if they lost their mobility.
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[i] This research was conducted online in April 2008 by Newspoll among 600 Australians aged 18-64 nationally, including 404 workers.
[ii] This research was conducted online in April 2008 by Newspoll among 600 Australians aged 18-64 nationally, including 404 workers.