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Eye Safety Tips for the Holidays

As the hol­i­days come around, we kick up some our self-dis­ci­pline modes. Only one sweet at fam­i­ly din­ner. Nooo mal­lows in my hot choco­late. Only gifts for friends, none for me. Maybe one sweater, though. Less than a $100 on the nieces and nephews- do they even know who I am? One work­out every morn­ing to prep for New Year, New Me. Has any­one see the Mag­ic Bul­let?

One dis­ci­pline you often for­get out through­out the hol­i­days is to pro­tect your eyes! So while you don’t need to set rules and para­me­ters, we do want to remind you of a few tips for keep­ing clear vision into the New Year.

Holiday Season Eye Protection Tips:

  • Tree sap and pine nee­dles can lead to eye irri­ta­tion and infec­tion- maybe some eye safe­ty wear while trim­ming the tree?
  • Check that no tree light bulbs are cracked, the lit­tle shards of glass can get in the eye dur­ing set­up and an exposed light in gen­er­al­ly dam­ag­ing to vision.
  • Be mind­ful search­ing for presents under the tree- those darn pine nee­dles! Remind your kids to the same, maybe even equip them with pro­tec­tive eye­wear.
  • Hold the cork down when remov­ing the cham­pagne wire.
  • Point the cork away from your­self and guests as you pop- you wouldn’t believe how many injuries stem from cham­pagne pop­ping. If you are injury or acci­dent prone (it hap­pens to the best of us), you can hold a tow­el over the bot­tle.
  • Browse instruc­tion and safe­ty fea­ture of new toys your chil­dren receive as presents. Make sure there are no lose parts, and that they are out of harm’s way.
  • Avoid toys and games with sharp edges
  • Be extra care­ful with glass orna­ments. Leave these to the adults.

Here is to wish­ing every­one a warm, sparkling, eye-injury-free hol­i­day sea­son!

December 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Eye Safety Tips for the Holidays

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.

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