“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
This movie classic is a staple around Christmas time for parents and kids alike. Ralphie teaches a valuable lesson, reminding us to be safe with the toys we give our children. Christmas time can be full of excitement for kids, so be sure to make a point when gifting that toys are age appropriate, W.A.T.C.H provides a list of the best/worst toys for child safety. So, if you do in fact gift a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle to someone, make sure to monitor their usage, for everyone’s eye safety!
“Oh Christmas Tree..”
Hunting down the perfect tree to hang your handmade treasures or fragile family ornaments on is a holiday staple. If you are cutting down your own Christmas tree be sure to wear protective eye ware, as pine needles can easily damage the eye. When decorating your tree it is important to keep dangerous or fragile items out of reach of children or pets and higher up on the tree. Finally, if you find that you are unable to see your beautifully decorated tree in all its glory because of blurred vision, this may be a result of eye abnormalities or an issue in your eyeglass prescription.
“Dashing through the snow”
The first snowfall can be beautiful and whimsical, providing a fun filled day of sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels. Before bundling up for an outdoor adventure, be sure to remind your children of the hazards when playing in the snow. Being sure to stay away from any areas where snow has built up or icicles have formed will aid in your child’s outdoor safety. It is also important to note that just because it is winter does not mean that the sun is not out. The glare that reflects off of snow can be harmful to your eyes and dangerous when driving. Before you dash out in your one-horse open slay, remember to bring a pair of sunglasses!
“The Christmas Song”
Some may say the best part of Christmas are the gifts, others may say spending time with friends and family, but I think we can all agree that the mass amounts of food out during the holiday season are the real crowd pleasers. Read our last blog post on eye healthy foods to make sure that you incorporate some into your Christmas spread! Did you know that nuts are high in Vitamin E, which help precent cataracts? Gives a whole new meaning to the lyric chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
34th Street 158th Street“
Here at Bucci Laser Vision we know that seeing really is believing, and as you get older this becomes especially important when it comes to eye care. So, this holiday season give your eyes a gift by scheduling a regular eye exam to avoid or address any vision problems.