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Boston Winters Are Filled With Icy Roads!!

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These weather conditions lead to an increase in injury on the go. Speaking from first hand of having some of our staff tripping this season, be sure to be aware of your surroundings.

UGGS are NOT the best shoes for icy roads. Sneakers are highly recommended and also if a road looks darker then normal-- AVOID!

If you not had your vision checked in awhile, we recommend especially in these weather conditions that it is important even while driving.

Rob Levine & Associates , personal injury lawyer, gave some insightful tips on how to deal with slippery & icy roads!

"Do not use Cruise Control on Slippery or Icy Roads. It is integral you control your speed when driving on snow or ice. Cruise control sets your speed at a constant, but in weather like this the speed of your vehicle should vary based on the terrain you are on."

Be Cautious of Breaking. During storms, go easy on your breaks and most importantly go slow. Slipping is usually an indication you are going too fast, and slamming on the breaks can worsen the slide and cause your vehicle to spin out of control.

"Watch out for Obstruction of Vision. Avoid creating snow piles by sidewalks or driveways; this can interrupt your vision when backing out of the driveway, which would increase the risk of an accident."

"Be Prepared to Steer into a Slide Most of the time you begin to slide because you are going to fast or you pressed on the breaks. If you start sliding and losing control of your vehicle, steer in the direction the back of your car is turning. You must also be cautious not to over steer, because this may make your car spin the other way and lose more control. In this situation it is always important to stay calm during this situation and refrain from slamming on the breaks."

Our goal as the eye doctor is to be preventative. Be cautious this season!