For Release: June 12, 2012
Watch the eyes this Fourth of July
Davenport Opthalmologist, Dr. Leonardo Antaris, provides eight tips for making sure your kids play it safe with fireworks this July 4th.
(Davenport, IA) -It’s estimated that early 6,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2009 due to fireworks injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Of those, fireworks caused an estimated 1,600 eye injuries. The injuries included contusions, lacerations and foreign bodies in the eye. Some injuries even caused permanent vision loss