Fireworks Safety

As you partake in summer celebrations, SJEA and the Prevent Blindness America urge you to be aware of the risks associated with fireworks—especially now that certain fireworks are legal in NJ.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur every year. A significant number of these injuries involve the eye—with the most common victim being children under the age of 15.

This year, as always, everyone at South Jersey Eye Associates encourages you to leave fireworks to the professionals and avoid marring your celebrations with a trip to the emergency room.