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Protect Your Eyes This Fourth of July

Vision Source Fireworks Safety - Eye ChartAt Vision Source Mustang, we are all excited to celebrate our country’s Independence Day, and will be closing the office on July 4th.  During this day of celebration, please be careful as you handle and observe fireworks.

Did you know 1 in 6 firework injuries damages the eyes?

To help prevent eye injury this Independence Day, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends the following:

  • Discuss firework safety with children and teens before July 4th
  • Do not allow children to handle fireworks and do not leave children unsupervised around fireworks
  • Always wear protective eyewear when lighting and handling fireworks
  • Refrain from using sparklers (sparklers are the #1 cause of firework injuries resulting in a trip to the ER!)

Check out our Facebook page @VisionSourceMustang throughout the July 4th weekend for more firework facts and safety tips.