Fireworks eye safety

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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9:52 am

Fireworks are fun, but also very dangerous.

One part of the body that is especially vulnerable to fireworks-related injuries is the eye.

there are several way fireworks can injure your eyes.

Sparks can cause damage in or around your eyes, or an explosion could propel something into your eyes.

Seek medical attention immediately if you suffer a fireworks-related injury causing pain, blurred or double-vision, or changes your eyesight in any way.

If you attend a firework display or are in an area where they are being used, you can decrease your risk of an eye injury by wearing protection such as goggles.

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