Friday, November 24, 2006

Protect your eyes during the hols

…The American Academy of Ophthalmology says eye-ruining dangers lurk everywhere at the holidays.

…Some comedian used to have a line about the favorite cry of parents: “You will put your eye out!” He said, “We never got this. We knew kids who got broken arms, but never anyone whose eye got put out.”

…Yet, of the 210,000 toy-related injuries in 2005 (these toys must be stopped!), 6,000 were eye injuries to kids under 15.

…Just think of the rich bounty of possibility: BB guns, archery sets, dart games, other sports equipment.

…Sports are prime ground for disaster, eyewise. Always make sure kids wear proper eyewear.

…Also the Christmas tree can poke you in the eye, glass ornaments can break, kids can throw toys.

…Eyestrain from video games…another minefield. Parents need to enforce breaks.

…Stabs from mascara wands before that party!

…Playing with overexcited pets!

…Badly washed contacts hastily inserted on the way out the door!

…Forgetting the sunglasses on the slopes.

…You want to live to “see” another holiday, don’t you?

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