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To Protect Your Eyes Before and After a Hurricane

August 24, 2012

Proper protection can prevent the vast majority of eye injuries

As you monitor Hurricane Isaac’s path — and finalize preparations in the heart of this hurricane season – be sure to take care of your own eyes. Many eye injuries happen during storm preparations – from nails ricocheting off storm shutters and debris falling during tree trimming, to household chemicals splashing into the eyes. According to officials at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, being prepared and alert to vision threats can help prevent the vast majority of hurricane-related eye injuries.