Fireworks Safety Infographics
Deaths and severe injuries related to fireworks increased by 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a 2021 report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Eye injuries from fireworks can be especially severe because of the combination of force, heat and chemicals.
Here's a rundown of the most common types of fireworks eye injuries, the most dangerous fireworks, who gets the most injuries and where. Keep your summer holidays safe and fun with fireworks eye safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
From cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas and ruptured eyeballs, ophthalmologists treat thousands of people every year who suffer fireworks-related injuries.
Just because a firework is legal, doesn't mean it's safe. Sparklers seem like harmless fun for the kids, but they are responsible for about 1,400 eye injuries each year.
Keep a safe distance from fireworks. A recent study showed that 65 percent of victims were bystanders.
An average of 280 people a day will go to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries during the two weeks before and after the July 4th holiday.
Don't be a part of these alarming statistics. Protect yourself and your children.
Know what to do if you or someone else experience a fireworks injury. Be sure to seek medical care right away!