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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.