Just a helpful reminder from your friendly eye doc to be very careful in your celebrations. Let me explain.
Now, I love fireworks just as much as the next guy. But let’s remember one basic thing, these things are basically smaller versions of bombs and firearms. Please do not shoot fireworks at or near another person, especially near their head. Now I have to admit, I used to have bottle rocket fights when I was younger and stupider. (some will probably think I am still the later). I was lucky and never got injured.
Since I became an eye doc, I can think of at least a dozen eye injuries I have seen from fireworks, and at least 2 retinal detachments. You know what they say, Its always fun and games until someone puts an eye out!! Truer words have never been spoken. So lets be careful out there, and shoot those fireworks into the sky, and not into your cousin Jim Bobs noggin. If you do suffer any injuries related to your fireworks experience, contact 911 immediately or contact our office for an eye evaluation.