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Pop Goes Your Eye

by Jamie Peters

Before you begin popping champagne for your New Year’s celebration, read the following eye care tips from your eye doctor in La Mesa, CA.

Opening a champagne bottle without using proper technique can result in a devastating eye injury.

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A cork can come flying out of the bottle at up to 60 miles per hour. If the cork comes in contact with your eye, it will most likely damage the cornea and also cause a detached retina or even the loss of your eye. If you are lucky, you may regain vision after repair surgery. But let’s try to avoid this injury altogether. Read and follow the following tips to ensure that you don’t have to make a New Year’s Eve visit to the ER.

  1. Insure that your champagne is very cold.
  2. Remove the wire cover with the bottle pointing away from your face.
  3. Cover the bottle with a towel.
  4. Grasp the cork, point the bottle 45 degrees, away from your face.
  5. Turn the bottle, keeping the cork in your hand.
  6. After the pressure has released, wait 2 seconds before placing the bottle back on the table.

To learn more eye care tips, call us at (619) 461-4913. We at Vision Solutions wish you a healthy eye-safe New Year’s celebration. We look forward to seeing you for your next eye exam in 2017!

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