The Fourth of July is one of our favorite times of the year! With cookouts, pool parties and picnics, Independence Day is a great day to spend with family and friends. The month surrounding July 4th festivities also brings an increase of fireworks displays and with that a spike in firework related injuries.
We love to celebrate here at Dr. Tavel, but it’s important to consider eye protection when dealing with anything combustible. Most fireworks related injuries occur during the month of July, and the most recent Consumer Product Safety Commission report found that 14% of fireworks injuries were eye injuries. Out of those injuries, children between the ages of 10-14 had the highest rate of emergency room visits related to fireworks. Keep yourself and your eyes safe this summer and enjoy treasured holiday traditions with these important safety tips!
The best way to avoid injury is to leave the fireworks to the professionals. However, wearing safety glasses, wearing proper clothing and adhering to a proper distance can help lessen the likelihood of injuries and potential blindness.
Above all, we here at Dr. Tavel wish everyone a safe and happy summer!