The firework stands are out, and everyone is excited about the fun Independence Day celebrations. Do you prefer to watch a big fireworks show put on by the city? Or, does your family have the tradition of lighting fireworks at home in the street?
While fireworks can be an exciting part of these holiday celebrations, it’s essential to be careful about managing these potentially dangerous explosives. Serious injuries can occur when fireworks are mishandled. An estimated 19% of these injuries affect the eyes.
The most common parts of the eye damaged by fireworks include the retinas and corneas. These injuries often occur because of debris or shrapnel launched from the firework and into the eye. Here are a few safety tips to avoid these firework eye injuries:
Hopefully, the above tips will reduce the likelihood of an eye injury. But if an accident occurs, it’s essential to know what to do in this emergency situation. First, always seek immediate medical attention. Prompt treatment can reduce the risk of possible complications.
These things could cause further injury. The best thing you can do is go to the emergency room as soon as possible.
If you have questions about eye safety, then feel free to contact our team at Temecula Creek Optometry at any time. Call us at (951) 302 -1331.