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!