Eye Safety During The Holidays
The holiday season is a beautiful time of the year when we get to spend quality time with family and friends. While it's essential to enjoy this time, it's also necessary to keep your eyes protected. An eye injury can quickly cancel your holiday plans. Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter in Tucson would like to share some helpful eye safety tips this holiday season.
Christmas Trees, Ornaments, & Decorations
Try to stay away from ornaments that can break easily into small pieces. Pieces of glass can quickly end up in your children's eyes. If you plan to cut or trim your holiday tree, always wear protective eyewear. Decorations that involve the use of artificial sprays need to be used with caution.
The winter season doesn't mean putting away those sunglasses. If you're going on a skiing trip during the winter season, it's imperative to wear sunglasses. Not only will they protect your eyes from debris or dust, but they also reduce the amount of UV light entering the eye. Snow and ice are highly reflective, so this puts your eyes at risk.
Use Caution Near Open Flames
Always exhibit increased awareness around candles or fireplaces. Smoke can create irritation in the eyes. If you plan on lighting fireworks for Christmas Eve or a New Year's Celebration, be sure to follow the directions closely and don't ever let children light them.
Always ensure you are purchasing age-appropriate toys for children during the holidays. When purchasing any toy that involves projectiles, always demonstrate proper use and insist on proper eyewear. Examine toddler toys for sharp edges that could potentially cause harm.
Contact Our Ophthalmologists in Tucson, AZ
It's important to follow these eye safety tips this holiday season to protect you and your family. If you have any questions about eye safety or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists, call Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter today at (520) 293-6740 to learn more. You can also reach us through our website by clicking here.