(NEW YORK) — December 31st is when millions of us ring in the new year with a champagne toast. But all those flying champagne corks could be hazardous to your eyesight. It may surprise you to know that a champagne cork can clock fifty miles per hour as it bursts from the bottle. That’s powerful enough to shatter glass — and to cause permanent eye injury.
So you don’t uncork a visit to the emergency room, here are some last-minute safety tips from ophthalmology experts before your New Year celebration.
Then, you can watch all the new years celebrations with your eyes safe and sound.
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