The 4th of July weekend is upon us and if you are one of the many Americans that like to shoot off fireworks to celebrate your freedom, you need to know a few safety tips to keep your eyes safe from harm.
- Keep a safe distance. After lighting the firework, back away so the possible debris from the firework will not injure you.
- Don’t pick up duds and misfires.
- Supervise your children closely and teach them how to safely handle sparklers and fireworks.
- Wear protective eyewear.
- Celebrate with the pros by looking up your local firework show so you can stay safe and watch with the entire family.
Accidents happen, so if you experience an eye injury from a firework, the eye care specialists at Sweeney Eye urge you to leave your eye alone and contact medical attention immediately. Do not rub the injured eye. Do not try to rinse it out, or add/remove anything from the eye because that may make the injury worse.