Over 9,000 fireworks injuries occur each year. Many of these injuries include eye damage—sometimes permanently compromising vision!
It’s Fireworks Safety Month
Too many of us forget that fireworks are dangerous, explosive devices, NOT family-friendly toys! Always follow safe practices around fireworks, whether you’re attending a professional production, or using consumer fireworks in your driveway.
Educate yourself about the firework allowances and restrictions in your community. Those rules are there to keep the community safe! Also remember that fireworks ofany type—from a professional display to a lone sparkler—require careful safety precautions.
A Few Simple Rules For Fireworks Safety
Remember, each of these precautions applies even for small, seemingly safe fireworks. Sparklers, for example, burn amazingly hot! They’re about 10 times hotter than boiling water. Imagine that flying at your face.
We Hope You Never Need This, But Just In Case...
Just in case you or someone you know does sustain an eye injury from fireworks, follow this rule: go straight to the emergency room. No sidetracks. Don’t touch the eye, remove any fragments, or even stop for painkiller. Get medical assistance as soon as possible!
Show Your Eyes The Respect They Deserve
Don’t put your precious eyesight in danger by being careless with pyrotechnics. Follow safety precautions and preserve your vision! If you ever have questions about your eyesight and health, let us know. We’re here to help! Enjoy the summer season. Have fun, and be safe.
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