IT'S FIREWORK SAFETY MONTH!
Over 9,000 fireworks injuries occur each year. Many of these injuries include eye damage—sometimes permanently compromising vision!
A Few Simple Rules For Fireworks Safety
- Never leave kids alone to play with fireworks. ALWAYS include responsible adult supervision.
- Always respect safety barriers, whether you’re at a professional display or using consumer fireworks.
- Know your fireworks and read every label, then follow all recommendations and safety warnings!
- Never relight a dud. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Wear eye goggles!
- If you get ash in your eye, flush it out with water, don’t rub.
Remember, each of these precautions applies even for small, safe-seeming 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, please contact our office. We’re here to help! Enjoy the summer season. Have fun, and be safe!
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July 4th- Closed for Independence Day
July 24th- Closed to observe Pioneer Day