The holidays are a great time for getting together with friends and family, but can also take a toll on our health, even our eyes. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) encourages Canadians to celebrate the season, but take care of their eyes.
Alcohol and Your Eyes
Did you know that alcohol relaxes the eye muscles? This results in confusing messages from our eyes about how far away things are or even where the horizon is. This is why people who’ve been drinking can have a hard time reaching for things and often end up spilling and stumbling. Now imagine talking contact lenses out in that condition. That’s assuming you even remember to take them out. Cleaning them and putting them away hygienically can be next to impossible when your brain and eyes are not communicating properly.
Keep Kids Safe
Important tips to remember to protect your child’s eyes around the home:
Stay Safe When You Play
Certain sporting activities can also pose a high risk to your eyes. Each year thousands of eye injuries could be prevented if more people wore appropriate protective eyewear while participating in sporting activities.