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)