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Black Eye Prevention

Avoid a black eye with basic injury prevention.

  • Check your home for items that might cause a fall, such as throw rugs or objects on the floor. This will decrease injuries for both the elderly and children.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear for any athletic or work-related activity to help protect against not only black eyes but also other serious injuries.
  • Wear goggles or other eye protection when working, doing yard work, or other hobbies and sports to help prevent all types of eye injuries.
  • Wear seat belts while driving and wear helmets when riding a motorcycle or bicycle.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/11/2015

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