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Children get protective glasses

The Association of the Blind in Iceland and ICE-SAR (the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue) sent all children in Iceland aged ten to 15 gift certificates for protective glasses to wear tonight.

In a press release from the Association of the Blind and ICE-SAR issued this week, it says that experience has shown that fireworks cause accidents on New Year’s Eve and people usually get burned on their hands, their face or in their eyes. Fréttabladid reports.

By wearing protective glasses, the association and ICE-SAR hope to prevent such accidents from happening to children tonight.

The protective glasses were sent out with financial support from postal service Íslandspóstur, insurance company Sjóvá and printer Oddi.

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