[Article excerpt by the American Academy of Ophthalmology]
While it’s true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety. Make sure you know how to keep your eyes safe in the kitchen before you spend long hours on holiday meals.
If you do injure yourself, see your ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room if symptoms — like pain, redness, blurred vision, tearing or feeling like there is something in your eye — don’t go away. We can be reached at (770) 534-1711.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has created an excellent article outlining steps you can take to keep your eyes safe while in the kitchen – get tips on dealing with:
- Hot grease in the eye
- Cooking liquid splashes
- Eye exposure to spices
- Cleaning products and your eyes
- Being careful with knives
- Falls and eye injuries
- Why you shouldn’t put any foods in your eyes
- Why you shouldn’t apply steak to a black eye
Read the full article here.