Eye Safety Month

July is Fireworks Safety Month

fireworks eye safetyAccording to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 9000 fireworks injuries occur in the United States every year, and 2,000 of those are eye injuries.  Eye injuries include ocular burns, lacerations, abrasions, retinal detachments, optic nerve damage, and ruptured eyes.  At best these types of injuries are incredibly painful, but at worst, they can be permanently and irreversibly debilitating.  One-third of these injuries result in permanent eye damage, while one-fourth result in permanent vision loss or blindness.  Almost 1 in 20 victims lose useful vision and require removal of the injured eye.

Tips for Fireworks Eye Safety

eye safety fireworksWhat to Do in the Event of Fireworks Eye Injury

Have a safe 4th of July weekend!

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