With 2019 drawing to a close, you may be excitedly making preparations for New Year’s Eve. Between champagne bottles being popped and fireworks going off, New Year’s Eve is an exciting time that also poses hazards to your eyes that could require treatment from an eye doctor. Today, Nova Vision Center, shares some helpful tips to keep your eyes safe during the New Year’s Eve festivities.
Learn How to Properly Open a Champagne Bottle
New Year’s Eve celebrations wouldn’t be complete without popping open a bottle of champagne. But if you don’t want to end up with an injured eye for the first day of the year, make sure you know how to properly open a champagne bottle. While holding a chilled bottle, control the cork with your hand on top as you remove the wire. Hold a towel over the top so that it can catch the flying cork. Do not point the bottle at anyone.
Keep Streamer Poppers Away From People’s Faces
Just like when opening a champagne bottle, you should also avoid pointing streamer poppers directly at people’s faces. The impact upon popping them open can cause a direct blow to the eyes, putting their eyesight at risk. If that happens, the affected individual should visit an eye center as soon as possible. We’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam to check for any injuries.
Light Fireworks in a Clear, Open Space
If you light fireworks as part of tradition during New Year’s Eve, do so in a clear, open space. If you’re a spectator, keep your distance as the fireworks are being lighted. Some of the particles may get in your eyes, causing burns or other injuries.
Wear Protective Eyewear
Wear protective eyeglasses or safety goggles when partaking in any of these eye hazardous activities. They are often made of polycarbonate, a material that can withstand high pressure. This means they won’t break easily under impact.
For more tips on keeping your eyes safe on New Year’s Eve, call us at (703) 291-0080 or fill out our contact form. We serve Falls Church, Arlington and the surrounding VA communities.