Avoid Airbag Eye Injury from Car Accidents

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Avoid Airbag Eye Injury from Car Accidents

While everyone knows that airbags and seatbelts are critical to avoiding body injury in car accidents there is some important information everyone should also know about avoiding air bag related eye injury in car accidents!

Avoid Airbag Eye Injury in Car Crashes
Airbags along with seat belts are important safety features in cars today. But, a recent report in Survey of Ophthalmology suggests that the incidence of eye injury and facial trauma in car accidents from airbags is increasing! How can this be happening?

Airbags were originally designed as a supplemental safety system to seatbelts, to protect the head from hard surfaces in frontal crashes. 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 because the seatbelts restrict and prevent you from being quickly and forcefully thrown forward and colliding with the rearward inflating and accelerating airbags as they are deployed during a car accident. 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. 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 or concerns about avoiding eye injury from airbags during car accidents, please call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County, Google+ or facebook.com/doctorandassociates to schedule an appointment.

Doctor & Associates offices are located at 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897 and 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851.