Eye Safety During the Holidays


People look forward to relaxing, having fun attending parties and spending time with loved ones over the holidays. Now, you know how they say “It’s all fun and games until somebody get their eye poked out?” Don’t let a preventable eye injury ruin your holidays! Parents should be especially alert for potential eye hazards to their children.

Follow the tips below to insure a happy and healthy holiday for everyone!

1. Don’t use breakable ornaments. Also make sure that ornaments don’t have small, detachable parts and don’t hang ornaments with metal hooks near the bottom of a Christmas tree, where young children can reach them.

2. Trim the tree properly. If you have small children, make sure to keep the lower branches of the Christmas tree trimmed so children don’t accidentally poke their eyes on the branches. Adults, be careful not to poke yourselves with any of the branches as well!

3. Be careful with spray snow. Spray snow is made up of chemicals that severely irritate your eyes. Wear goggles or work glasses when spraying the snow and be careful where you aim the spray.

4. Wear goggles. Winter sports are one of the best parts of the season. However, skiing, snowboarding, sledding and even snowball fights can cause accidental trauma to the eyes. Wear goggles to protect your eyes while engaging in these fun activities!