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POSTED ON June 30, 2011

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Celebrating the Fourth of July should be an enjoyable and safe experience with family and friends. Unfortunately, consumer fireworks are dangerous enough to spoil the fun and cause serious eye injuries. But there’s no need to miss out on the Fourth of July entertainment with a few simple alternative ideas. Celebrate with your kids by hosting your own Fourth of July party! Let the kids make their own decorations with construction paper, stickers and glue. Head to the kitchen and have the kids decorate their ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July should be an enjoyable and safe experience with family and friends. Unfortunately, consumer fireworks are dangerous enough to spoil the fun and cause serious eye injuries. But there’s no need to miss out on the Fourth of July entertainment with a few simple alternative ideas.

Celebrate with your kids by hosting your own Fourth of July party! Let the kids make their own decorations with construction paper, stickers and glue. Head to the kitchen and have the kids decorate their own pizza or make their own vegetable kabobs.

Grab some glo-sticks and glo-jewelry and let your kids shine while keeping their eyes safe from lacerations and burns. Neon and glow-in-the-dark paint also make a fun display. When you’re outdoors, allow the kids to collect lightening bugs in a jar and watch them sparkle.

Your Indiana eye doctor recommends taking your kids to a professional fireworks display. Explain to your children why you don’t want them around non-professionals shooting off fireworks. Be sure they understand the dangers of consumer fireworks and the harmful affects they can have to their vision should accidents happen.

These safe options will create lasting memories for your children while keeping them out of harm’s way. Dr. Tavel hopes you have a great time celebrating this weekend by keeping your eyes on safety!

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