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An Eye Injury Guide for the Fourth of July

POSTED ON July 2, 2013

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Watching booming balls of fire explode in the sky is a tradition we have enjoyed for years. The Fourth of July is filled with fun events and activities, but can create eye injury issues that can be prevented. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 9,000 firework-related injuries occur each year and 60 percent of eye injuries are caused during the Fourth of July. To ensure a fun and safe holiday weekend, keep your eyes protected around any firework activity.

Watching booming balls of fire explode in the sky is a tradition we have enjoyed for years. The Fourth of July is filled with fun events and activities, but can create eye injury issues that can be prevented.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 9,000 firework-related injuries occur each year and 60 percent of eye injuries are caused during the Fourth of July. To ensure a fun and safe holiday weekend, keep your eyes protected around any firework activity.eye injury

This year, Dr. Tavel is asking you to be extra careful while celebrating the holiday. Here are a few tips to keep your eyes healthy and safe:

  • View firework displays from at least 500 feet away.
  • Supervise children playing with sparklers. The heat can cause third-degree burns.
  • Never handle fireworks without protective eyewear.

The best way to avoid eye injuries is to attend a professional firework display instead of setting them off in your backyard. Check out the firework shows in the Indianapolis area! (http://fireworksinindiana.com/by-city/indianapolis-indiana/) Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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