You can’t afford to miss this fireworks cartoon

Don’t miss theĀ American Academy of Ophthalmology’s entertaining and educational cartoon about July 4th fireworks.

Fireworks Eye Injury Graphic

It’s not too early to warn those you love about the risks to their eyes if they choose to light their own fireworks. This graphic below is from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s web site. Even sparklers can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, about 10 times hotter than boiling water.

1 in 6 eye injuries from fireworks cause blindness

Every year, more than 9,000 fireworks related injuries are reported with almost 45 percent of those injuries being inflicted upon children under the age of 15. One in six of fireworks-related eye injuries end up causing blindness or permanent vision loss. With these statistics in mind, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advocates that adults be […]