Each week, we will look to answer some of your most popular questions. If you have an eye-health or ophthalmology-related question you wish to have answered, please comment below and we’ll hope to have your response within future weeks.
Today, we have an eye-safety related question for you:
Q: What’s are some tips to keep my eyes safe during the barbecues and celebrating of Memorial Day Weekend?
A: There are several tips we want to share with you all in order to keep your eyes safe from harm or injury during Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial beginning to summer – as well as throughout the entire season.
First – 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. This can cause a host of issues down the road.
Secondly, and especially if you’re a contact lens wearer, make sure you wash your your hands frequently if you’re handling meat and raw chicken to grill.
If you are handling raw meat and then touch your eyes – you run the 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!