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How to Avoid Injury During the Most Wonderful Time of Year

The holiday season is a time for gathering with family, celebrating, and decorating. But it’s also a common time for eye injuries. From champagne corks to tinsel, the tiniest pieces can have a big impact on your eyesight. Let’s take a closer look at how to keep your eyes safe during the festive season!

Decorating Hazards
When you think of holiday decorations, tinsel and Christmas lights likely come to mind. But when not handled properly, these items can be a hazard to your vision. Tinsel, particularly, can lead to serious injury if it gets in someone’s eyes and is difficult to remove without medical assistance. To avoid this situation altogether, opt for LED lighting instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, which are more susceptible to breakage. And if you must use tinsel decorations, make sure they are kept away from children who may mistakenly place them in their eyes or mouth.

Christmas Tree Dangers
The Christmas tree is an iconic symbol of the holiday season – but did you know that it can also pose a threat to your eyes? A sharp branch or ornament could easily cause an injury if you’re not careful while setting up or taking down your tree. Make sure you wear safety goggles when handling any branches or needles that could penetrate your eye socket. Additionally, check for loose branches or broken ornament hooks before hanging any decorations on your tree – these can easily cause scratches or cuts in the event of an accident.

In case of an eye injury, make sure to contact Lentz Eye Care