News Releases: Eye Safety

  • August 16, 2017 | Protect your vision during the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Having the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse is exciting, but it’s important to remember that looking directly at the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes.

  • Remember Eye Safety When Shopping This Holiday Season
    December 6, 2017 | (ATLANTA) Thousands of emergency department visits during the holidays each year are due to toy-related injuries, with nearly half being to the head or face. Lessen the chances of an ER visit with children or grandchildren by paying attention to toys and other gifts that could lead to eye injuries – and what you can do to help lower risk.

  • Emory Eye Center Celebrates Healthy Vision Month in May: Make your eyes a priority and schedule an eye exam
    May 2, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center joins the National Eye Institute (NEI) in calling upon Americans to make their vision a priority by taking the necessary steps to protect their vision, prevent vision loss, and make the most of the vision they may have remaining.

  • Emory Eye Center Urges Protective Eyewear for Children Playing Sports
    National Healthy Vision Month Promotes Safety and Prevention of Eye Injuries
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center physicians join other eye centers around the country in celebrating Healthy Vision Month in May. Devoted to promoting vision objectives within the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Healthy People 2010 initiative, this year’s Healthy Vision Month urges the use of personal protective eyewear in recreational activities and hazardous situations around the home.
    April 3, 2008

  • Emory Eye Center suggests celebrating safely on July 4th: Just leave the fireworks to professionals
    Ophthalmologists at Emory Eye Center and across the nation are reminding those who will participate in July 4th fireworks displays put on by professionals to do just that-leave the fireworks to the professionals. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries are seen in emergency rooms each year. Of these, nearly half are injuries to the head, nearly 30 percent of these injuries are to the eyes and one-fourth result in permanent vision loss or blindness.
    June 23, 2004

  • Emory Eye Center suggests passing up those Halloween eyes: Over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses pose unseen dangers
    As the Halloween weekend comes closer, more and more teens and young adults may be in danger of losing sight or contracting infections related to the use of popular over-the-counter contact lenses. These lenses- sold at hairdressers, flea markets and even gas stations- are decorative and especially popular around the Halloween holiday. Some give wearers the appearance of cat eyes, for example, or have holiday-specific themes on them. But whatever their design, lenses purchased from these sources are dangerous-and illegal in the United States.
    October 20, 2003

  • Eye first aid for children
    “Watch it! You’ll put your eye out!” That decades-old saying has a lot of credibility according to many ophthalmologists, particularly around the holidays. Toys or athletic equipment with flying parts or sharp objects may make your children happy, but they also can be an accident waiting to happen. More than 90 percent of all eye injuries in children can be prevented. Here’s how.
    December 9, 2002

  • How computers affect the eyes
    More and more of us spend at least a portion of our day working at a computer, balancing our checkbook, surfing the web. Sending e-mail has become almost as common as talking on the phone. As a consequence, millions of Americans seek eye care for eye problems caused by working at a computer.
    January 1998

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