According to the National Safety Council, the average cost of a medically consulted lost-time injury in 2017 was $39,000. A medically consulted injury is one serious enough to warrant the consultation of a medical professional. This figure includes medical expenses, administrative costs, wage losses, and employer costs. Eye injuries are very often part of this category, and the cost increases substantially if the injury was the result of a non-compliant or nonexistent safety program. Additionally, lack of proper treatment, both at the time of injury and afterward, can result in partial or total vision loss.