The Danger of Fireworks and Your Eyes

June 14, 2018

The Danger Of Fireworks And Your Eyes

Did you know that over 10,000 fireworks related injuries happen each year. Many of these injuries result in eye damage, very often resulting in permanent vision damage!

Many people forget that fireworks are very dangerous, explosive devices, not some kind of child’s toy. Make sure you always follow safety precautions when using or around fireworks. it doesn’t matter if you’re attending a professional fireworks production or just using fireworks you bought at your local store in your backyard. Make sure that you are educating yourself about the different firework ordinances and restrictions in your town. These rules are put there to help keep you and your community safe. Also remember that any type of fireworks from and professional display 2 sparklers you bought at the store require careful attention to use them safely.

Follow These Simple Rules For Fireworks Safety

  1. Never leave children alone playing with fireworks. Ensure to always include responsible a adult to supervise.
  2. Respect safety barriers, whether you’re attending professional fireworks or using store bought fireworks.
  3. Familiarize yourself first with the fireworks, read every label and follow all manufacturer recommendations and safety warnings!
  4. Never relight a firework that did not explode the first time. Wait for 20 minutes and then soak the dud in a bucket of water.
  5. Always protect your eyes by wearing goggles!
  6. If any ash gets in your eyes, flush it out thoroughly with water and don’t rub.
  7. Keep in mind that regardless of the size, or fun factor, every type of firework has the potential to reach dangerously high temperatures. The level of heat maintained by a single firecracker easily surpasses 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot enough to liquidize certain metals, imagine the potential damage to your eyes!

Hopefully You Won’t Ever Need This, But Just In Case…
If you or someone you know encounters an eye injury as a result to fireworks, act fast: immediately travel to the emergency room, or call an ambulance. Refrain from touching the eye, attempting to remedy the situation yourself or consuming painkillers. Medical assistance is key to assessing damage and protecting your eyesight.

Show Your Eyes The Respect They Deserve
Don’t risk your eyesight this summer season by careless behavior with fireworks. By being cautious while having fun, you can prevent eye injuries and protect those around you. For additional questions regarding the safest way to enjoy fireworks, contact Beach Eye. We’re here to address all of your eyesight and health questions. Enjoy your summer safely!