Children at risk for fireworks eye injuries
POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:14pm
The Fourth of July is drawing near and barbecue preparations are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, pay attention to the EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the Texas Ophthalmological Association.
Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example:
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