TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

How to Prevent Eye Injuries

The best defense against eye injuries is to prevent them. Ninety percent of trauma-related blindness can be prevented by using simple precautions, such as using protective eyewear.

Just as you protect your skin from sun damage by using sun block, you need to protect your eyes from the sun as well. Use sunglasses whenever going outside, even when the sky is overcast.

Protect your eyes during any kind of sports or any activity where you are subject to flying debris (such as mowing the lawn or chopping wood). For these activities, use only certified safety eyewear.