NYE Eye Safety Tips

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With NYE 2016 just around the corner we found some safety tips to help keep your peepers safe through all your festivities.

Check out this list from the VSP blog:

Party Poppers

Nothing says it’s a celebration quite like confetti. Even though party poppers may look harmless, don’t let their size fool you! These can cause eye injuries if you aren’t careful. Always point party poppers away from your face and others. Was yours a dud? Don’t sweat it, avoid reconstructing party poppers because it could just blow up in your face, literally. Supervise children and instruct them on proper use.


Sparklers are one of leading causes of firework related injuries and should be treated with the same precaution you would use with other fireworks. Only light sparklers outdoors and keep a bucket of water nearby. Don’t light more than one at a time and don’t relight duds. Point sparklers away from your face, and others.

To dispose of fireworks soak them in water before throwing them out in the trash. Follow safety instructions on the packages and all laws that apply to your area.


Celebrating with a champagne toast? Impress your friends by opening the bottle like a pro, and avoid the flying cork.
Did you know a cork released from a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine can fly up to 50 mph? No one wants to be on the receiving end of that!

Watch this video to learn how to safely open a bottle of champagne.

Important Safety Information

The Visian ICL is intended for the correction of moderate to high nearsightedness. Visian ICL and Visian TICL surgery is intended to safely and effectively correct nearsightedness between -3.0 D to -15.0 D, the reduction in nearsightedness up to -20.0 D and treatment of astigmatism from 1.0 D to 4.0 D. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before.

Implantation of the Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care professional. Complications, although rare, may include need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts.

You should NOT have Visian ICL surgery if:

  • Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for the Visian ICL
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor
  • Your vision is not stable as determined by your eye doctor

Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery. For additional information with potential benefits, risks and complications please visit DiscoverICL.com



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*American Refractive Surgery Council

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