Essential Eye Safety Tips for a Merry & Safe Christmas 2020

eye safety during holidays

Your wait for the holiday season is over! It’s time to be merry, party, meet friends, family, and loved ones. But with this celebratory vibe comes accidents that are on the increase during Christmas time. Most of these are easily preventable. You just need to be extra careful and a little bit more aware.

Let’s learn about some common eye hazards and eye protection safety tips to avoid unwanted mishaps from happening.

The Christmas tree

Chances of injury or eye infections increases while cutting the Christmas tree due to dust and tree particles. Also, the tree’s pines are sharp and can poke your kids’ eyes if they are young are playing near the tree.

Eye Safety Tips

  • Use proper eye gear while cutting the tree.
  • Don’t let the kids play close to the tree.

Decorations

Christmas décor can be sublime but dangerous simultaneously as most of it is made of thin, fragile glass that can shatter easily, causing injury to your eyes. Another culprit for eye accidents is the super-fun snow sprays.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Get rid of all the broken plastic or glass decorating material and sharp open wires carefully.
  • Keep the nozzle of spray snow in the opposite direction from your eyes while spraying.

Festival Lighting

Looking directly into festival lighting for a long time can damage your retina. It can also adversely affect your sleep.

Eye Safety Tip

  • Try to stay away from LED and laser lighting as much as you can.

Toys

During holidays 1 kid is admitted to the emergency room every 3 minutes in the U.S.A. Sharp-edged toys, guns, slingshots, etc., can all damage a kid’s eyes.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Get safety eye gear if kids are adamant about playing with guns.
  • Gift toys that don’t have sharp corners.

Champagne

We all love the sound of popping the cork of champagne. But what if it gets into your eyes by accident? Yes, this is a common occurrence during the holiday season.

Eye Safety Tip

  • Make sure to hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle opposite of your eyes and from the eyes of the people present in the room.

Makeup

The holidays mean get-togethers and parties, and women often glam, which includes eye makeup. Late nights sometimes result in going to bed without removing heavy eye makeup, and this can cause eye infections.

Eye safety tips

  • Be diligent in removing your makeup before going to sleep.

Travelling

Christmas often involves travelling long distances either by road or flights – be it for a vacation or to see family? Driving during a long road trip can often be stressful to your eyes, and so can long travel on flights.

Eye Protection Safety Tips

  • Take frequent breaks if you’re driving long-distance or switch drivers if you can.
  • Use lubricating eye drops when on flights and use a sleeping eye mask to sleep on flights.

This year has been a testing one so far, and we all deserve as much as possible with family and friends, but don’t lose sight of the mishaps – stay cautious and have a great Christmas!

Insight Vision Center has a team of experienced eye doctors in Fresno to diagnose and treat a wide array of eye problems, diseases, and conditions. For any kind of pre or post-festival eye consultation, call 559-449-5050.

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