Ooo…Bright Lights!

“Baby you’re a firework, Come on let your colors burst…” Oh, ahem, sorry…well, it’s that time of year again! Time spent with family, barbeques, being poolside getting your tan on, and of course fireworks! This Independence Day, Dr. Kash wants to make sure you practice eye safety! After all, July is National Eye Safety Month!

Did you know that roughly 90% of eye injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear?! Considering there are, on average, 2.4 million of these injuries a year, it’s very important to protect yourself. At least 10,500 of these injuries are fireworks related. Even if you’re not handling them personally, bystanders often are the ones suffering these injuries.

So, Dr, Kash has these following tips to keep protected this July:

  • For starters, follow the law of your state! If fireworks aren’t permitted for consumer or home use, then leave it to the professionals.
  • Where home use of fireworks is permitted, be sure to wear eye protection. This includes bystanders, and especially children.
  • When attending a professional fireworks display, be sure to respect any and all barriers set.
  • Keep the kids safe and don’t allow them to use or handle fireworks.

Lastly, Dr. Kash can’t stress enough the importance of protecting our eyes from that big, flaming ball of Vitamin D and ultraviolet rays, a.k.a, the sun! So keep safe this 4th of July, and all summer long, by protecting those eyes!  And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!