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Airbags & Eye Injury

Airbags were originally designed as a supplemental safety system to seatbelts, to protect the head from hard surfaces in frontal crashes. bottes timberland It is critical that all passengers wear their seatbelts even if your car has airbags in the front, back and sides of the passenger cabin. bottes ugg pour homme Seatbelts accomplish two things. First, they restrict and prevent you from being quickly and forcefully thrown forward and second they stop you from colliding with the rearward inflating and accelerating airbags as they are deployed during a car accident. asics gel kinsei 6 Airbag deployment and passenger collision with airbags has been reported to cause eye injuries including corneal abrasions, alkali burns and the serious effects of eye compression such as retinal tears, retinal and vitreous hemorrhages, retinal detachment and even cataracts. SO-the message is clear. adidas stan smith asics soldes For eye protection and safety in motor vehicle accidents, all occupants of cars should wear safety belts at all times even if your vehicle has airbags!

If you or someone you know has questions about airbag eye injury and car accidents, or needs to schedule an appointment, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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