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Fireworks during the 4th of July holiday are a source of severe eye injuries. According to the AAO, 8,500 people get hurt by fireworks each year in the U.S. and 2,000 of these are eye injuries with one-third of the eye injuries resulting in permanent eye damage.
Sparklers and firecrackers head the list of fireworks-induced injury, with sparklers causing nearly half of all injuries in children less than five years of age. Sparklers can reach 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
We, at Georgia Eye Specialists, want you to spend your holiday with friends instead of doctors. We serve the people of Marietta, GA., Northern Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Cummings, East Cobb, Fair Oaks, Kennesaw, Smyrna, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, and surrounding areas.
Leave the lighting of fireworks to trained professionals and never let children play with fireworks.
If you are working with any type of firework, wear eye protection! Wearing safety glasses around objects that could fly in the eye unexpectedly or smoke, embers and and other debris that could be floating in the air.
Have fun but stay safe!
You can party longer if your party smarter.