The holidays are the best time of the year for many families. With school out, you get to spend more time with your kids. And you’re probably excited to do all kinds of activities this season. But, before you do, know that some of these activities may be considered a hazard for your and your little ones’ peepers.
So, your myopia control center will share common holiday eye safety hazards and what you can do to avoid them:
While welcoming the New Year and popping open a bottle of champagne goes hand-in-hand, so does bottle corks and eye injuries. So, it might be best to forego this ceremonious gesture and just use a towel while opening a champagne bottle. You may want to consider asking your children to step back when you do so too. Using safety goggles will be definitely helpful too.
Sharp-Edged and Projectile Toys
We understand that you’ve probably thought and planned the perfect gifts for your loved ones, especially for your kids. But, if it’s anything that has sharp edges or projectile pieces, your eye doctor suggests thinking twice before wrapping it and putting it under the tree. It’s highly possible that your children would get excited to tear open their gifts and the sharp edges and projectile features may put them at risk for eye injuries.
Christmas Tree Branches
Whether your children are putting ornaments on your tree or excitedly looking for their gifts under it, they may get too close to the tree branches and have their eyes poked. It’s best to tell your kids to be careful whenever they approach the tree. Better yet, have them wear protective eyewear before you allow them to come close to it.
It’s very exciting to see the colorful lights hanging during this season; they definitely make a place feel more festive. However, you should know that these lights often use thin glass that are susceptible to breakage. To keep you and your kids’ eyes safe, be careful when handling Christmas lights. Your optometrist also suggests wearing safety goggles when doing so.
To learn more tips on avoiding eye hazards this holiday season, reach out to a myopia control specialist in your area today.