How to Take Care of Your Eyes over Christmas

How to Take Care of Your Eyes over Christmas

The holiday season is over, but the effects of it are still very much visible on our faces. The holiday season usually means a lot of eating, drinking, and merrymaking – and all of them end up taking a toll on our appearance.

Eye Safety During Christmas Tree Decorating and Hanging Lights

One of the most common holidays for eye accidents is Christmas. Decorating the tree, putting up the lights outside your home, and organizing your decorations seem to be the most common ways people injure their eyes on Christmas. So how can you protect your eyes?

  • Let’s start with the Christmas tree. You can help prevent eye injuries by always reaching for a stepladder when hanging lights on high-up places in your home. And try to hang them with an insulated hook or clip that has rubber padding around it instead of a plastic one that can cut your skin. 
  • Next, when you’re trimming the trees, make sure to use a sturdy ladder, and wear protective goggles to prevent wayward branches from hitting you in the eye. When hanging up ornaments, remember not to touch them with fingers that have lotion on them. Lotion can irritate the eye and cause redness and pain. 
  • Finally, if you’re involved in any outdoor holiday light displays, be sure to wear ANSI-approved eyewear to protect the eyes from potentially damaging bright lights. Happy holidays and happy eye care!

Tips for Managing Dry Eyes

If you wear contacts, it’s crucial that you handle them with care during the holidays. If you are traveling and can’t keep your eye makeup on while you travel, consider wearing glasses instead. When you’re out with your family for the holidays, you could also try using a lubricating and rewetting drop a few times a day to help keep your eyes moist and comfortable.

Consider giving yourself a bit of extra shut-eye as well during the busy holiday season. If you’re working long hours or entertaining guests, it’s more important than ever to make sure you get plenty of rest at night. This will help ensure your eyes are at their best no matter what’s going on around you.

At Summerlin Vision, we firmly believe that everyone should have regular comprehensive eye exams. We are located at 900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144. You can also reach us at (702) 243-8788 and schedule an appointment.


900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140,
Las Vegas, NV 89144

Office Hours

MON - THU8:30 am - 5:00 pm

FRIBy appointments only

SAT - SUNClosed