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Celebrate the 4th of July Safely!

Fireworks are dangerous and July 4th is an especially risky time for eye injuries.  Fireworks-related eye injuries can combine blunt force trauma, heat burns and chemical exposure. If an eye injury from fireworks occurs, it should be considered a medical emergency.

What To Do For A Fireworks-Related Eye Injury

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Do not rinse your eyes
  • Do not apply pressure
  • Do not remove any objects stuck in the eye
  • Do not apply any ointments or take any blood-thinning pain medications (such as aspirin or ibuprophen)