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June is Fireworks Eye Safety Month!

Did you know that fireworks are involved in thousands of injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms each year? As summer begins to heat up, Maryland residents will take to the closest open field to enjoy a beautiful display of spectacular fireworks. This year, ensure that you’re partaking in the American pastime safely. Here’s how you can start.

Children & Fireworks

Never, under any circumstances, allow young children to play with fireworks. Even under the supervision of an adult, children are highly susceptible to injury. If you don’t want your children to suffer from eye injuries or burns, do not let play with fireworks.

Purchasing Fireworks

Leave the fireworks to the professionals. There’s a reason why purchasing fireworks is so difficult in Maryland. According to Prevent Blindness, the best way to avoid firework related injuries is to attend authorized public firework displays conducted by licensed operators.

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, minimize the damage to the eye by avoiding the following mistakes. Go directly to the emergency room to have the eyes examined by a doctor.

-Avoid rubbing the eye as rubbing may increase bleeding.

-Avoid attempting to rinse the eye as this can cause more damage.

-Avoid applying ointment, as they can make the area more difficult for the doctor to examine.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community.  We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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