With the 4th of July just around the corner, fireworks and sparklers are on everyone's mind. Did you know that sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries? Follow these safety tips from the American Optometric Association and your holiday celebration will be free of any accidents!
-Do not allow kids to handle fireworks and never leave them unsupervised near fireworks.
-Wear protective eyewear when lighting and handling fireworks of any kind.
-Refrain from purchasing sparklers. Heating up to 1,800 degrees, sparklers are the number one cause of fireworks injuries requiring trips to the emergency room.
-Be aware of your surroundings and only light fireworks when family, friends and children are at a safe distance.