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Posted on 06-12-2018
Even though July is most strongly associated with fireworks, June is National Fireworks Safety Month. This gives educators time to spread information about the safe handling of fireworks, highlight dangerous varieties and handling methods, and get people thinking about how to best enjoy fireworks-heavy holidays like Independence Day. It's also important to get information out now because many people start shooting off fireworks before the 4th of July comes.
There are many hazards that arise when fireworks aren't handled carefully. One of the biggest of these is the threat of permanently-degraded vision or even blindness. A firework that goes into your eye isn't just a forcefully-projected foreign object, but one that is hot enough to severely burn your eye.
The best way is to follow common safety tips when handling fireworks.
For more tips on protecting your eyes from fireworks and other hazards, just give us a call here at Sevigny Associates Eye Care. Our doctor of optometry and our staff will be glad to help. We have offices in Sebring, Wauchula, Arcadia, and Lake Placid; all in Florida.
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