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Eye Safety During Storms: Protecting Your Vision

When living in coastal communities, it's crucial to prioritize eye safety during storm preparation and cleanup. Prevent Blindness emphasizes the importance of safeguarding your eyes from potential hazards. Here are some essential tips to keep your vision safe in stormy situations.

1. Wear Proper Safety Eyewear

Whenever there's a possibility of eye injury, wearing the right protective eyewear is a must. Whether you're preparing for a hurricane or cleaning up after one, here's what you should keep in mind:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also offer additional safety recommendations for disaster cleanup, so be sure to follow their guidelines.

2. First Aid for Eye Emergencies

In case of an eye injury, knowing how to respond can make all the difference. Here are some basic first aid instructions for eye injuries:

3. Plan for Your Eye Health

Include your eye health in your hurricane emergency preparations. Consider these steps:

4. Eye Care Assistance

In the unfortunate event that you are impacted by a disaster and require assistance with vision and eye care services, there are resources available. Refer to the Prevent Blindness Vision Care Financial Assistance Information for guidance and support.

Prioritizing eye safety during storm preparation and cleanup is essential for preserving your vision. By following these guidelines and planning ahead, you can protect your eyes and maintain good eye health even in the face of challenging weather conditions.

David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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