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There are several tips we want to share with you all in order to keep your eyes safe from harm or injury during the grilling season!

When grilling or lighting a fire in a fire pit, don’t stand directly over the area and allow your eyes to be dried out by the smoke or even worse hot grease in your eye. A pair of safety googles or sun glasses will protect your eyes from these elements and from harmful UV rays.  If you do get smoke, grease, or anything else in your eyes while grilling or during any other activity, be sure to have a first aid kit handy and call your eye doctor or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

 After using lighter fluid, make sure your hands are clean and there is no lighter fluid on your hands or fingers. If you should get lighter fluid into your eyes, flush with lots of water for at least 15 minutes and then seek the care of an eye care professional, or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

Be prepared for fires – Make sure to keep a fire extinguisher on hand for larger fires and baking soda for smaller, grease fires.

Make sure you wash your your hands frequently if you’re handling meat and raw chicken to grill. There is a risk of transmitting bacteria and getting an infection in your eyes.

We understand you all want to celebrate and have fun this weekend, but keeping your eyes safe and healthy is of utmost importance to us!

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