For a safe and healthy Independence Day celebration, the Pennsylvania Academic of Ophthalmology urges observance of the following tips:
– Never let children play with fireworks of any time.
-View fireworks from a safe distance, at least 500 feet away or up to a quarter of a mile for best viewing.
-Respect barriers set up to allow pyrotechnicians to do their jobs safely.
-Leave the lighting of fireworks to trained professionals.
-Follow directives given by event ushers or public safety personnel.
-If you find unexploded fireworks remains, do not touch them. Immediately contact your local fire or police departments.
-If you get an eye injury from fireworks, seek medical help immediately.