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Eye Injuries Caused by the Cold?

POSTED ON December 24, 2013

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While you are out frolicking in the snow and participating in winter activities, it is important to be aware of the risk for eye injuries. Photo courtesy: blog.safetyglassesusa.com Eye injuries can occur from exposure to extreme cold. Most injuries are caused during outdoor activities like skiing and snowmobiling. Webmd.com suggests there are a few different symptoms that can result from too much eye exposure to the cold ...

While you are out frolicking in the snow and participating in winter activities, it is important to be aware of the risk for eye injuries.

eye injuries

Photo courtesy: blog.safetyglassesusa.com

Eye injuries can occur from exposure to extreme cold. Most injuries are caused during outdoor activities like skiing and snowmobiling. Webmd.com suggests there are a few different symptoms that can result from too much eye exposure to the cold including eye pain, loss of vision and double vision.

The most effective way to avoid eye damage and discomfort is to use protective eyewear during an extended period of time in the cold. Use snowboarding goggles or outdoor sunglasses to prevent cold gusts of wind from damaging  the eyes.

Visit one of Dr. Tavel’s 19 convenient locations for protective eyewear options. Skiing, snowboarding, and sledding can be highlights of the winter months. Be sure to enjoy winter activities safely to make sure eye injuries are not a part of your holiday.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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