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Emergency Preparedness for People with Keratoconus

Are you prepared for emergencies and natural disasters? Do you have an emergency kit? Do you have extra solutions in your emergency kit? After removing the contact lenses, are they stored in a place where they are easily reachable in case of an emergency?

An emergency can strike at any time. it may be widespread like a natural disaster or terrorist act; or it could happen on an individual basis, like a car accident. regardless of its nature, an emergency can have a direct impact on you and your eyes.

In an emergency, power may be interrupted for several minutes or several days and clean drinking water may be difficult to obtain. it's important to build an emergency supply kit and have it ready and available at a moment's notice.

Make a checklist of the items you need and make sure your emergency kit is stocked with those items. after an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. being prepared means having everything you need for your eyes, plus food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours.

Place these items in a container or bag that can be carried easily if you need to be evacuated or moved from your home. rotate the stock of your emergency kit to make sure supplies are not past their expiration dates.

To learn how to be prepared for any emergency scenario, visit Ready.gov.

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