Beware of Eye Injuries with Fireworks on The 4th of July in Memphis,Tennessee!

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Fireworks and the 4th of July go hand in hand. However, it is important to remember the dangers involved when using fireworks. Each 4th of July thousands of people are injured using consumer fireworks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries happen each year with nearly a third of injuries happening to the eye. These eye injuries can range from corneal abrasions to retinal detachments depending on the severity of the injury. Burns were the most common injury and injuries to the eye included contusions, lacerations, and foreign bodies in the eyes. One of the most serious injuries are abrupt trauma to the eye from bottle rockets. These rockets fly erratically, often injuring bystanders without any time to react.

July is Firework Safety awareness month and the doctors of The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee want to ensure everyone understands the importance of practicing safety whenever around fireworks. Even sparklers that children often use are extremely dangerous and require strict adult supervision. “Even sparklers can burn more than 1,000 degrees hotter than the boiling point of water,” according to one eye doctor.

If an injury does occur, some steps you may want to follow:

-Seek medical attention immediately from your Eye Doctor
-Do not rub or rinse your eyes
-Do not apply pressure
-Do not attempt remove any objects that are stuck in the eye
-Do not apply ointments or take any blood-thinning pain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen

It’s best to leave the fireworks up to the professionals at your local fireworks show. However, if you do decide to use fireworks, be extremely cautious. You should wear safety eyewear that offer full coverage, brow bone to cheek bone and are equipped with an impact resistant safety lens. The Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee offers Custom Fit Prescription Sunglasses and Safety Eyewear that enhance safety and protect your eyes.

To learn more about Firework Safety, Custom Fit Prescription Sports Sunglasses and Safety Glasses, visit http://www.TheEyewearGallery.com or call 901-763-2020.

Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen | Dr. Burt Bodan

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