Skip to main content
Call Us
Map
Insurance
Menu
Home
Call (734) 245-2928
Request an Appointment
Subscribe to our Blog

Don’t Lose Sight This 4th

Suburban Eye Care Livonia, MI

This July 4th declare some safety precautions before attending firework shows! Read below for tips to save your vision should something go terribly wrong.

Don't Lose Sight This 4th in Livonia,  MI

These Six Steps Can Help Save Your Child’s Sight

If an accident does occur, minimize the damage to the eye. In the event of an eye emergency:

cros 1 Do not rub the eye. Rubbing the eye may increase bleeding or make the injury worse.

cros 1 Do not apply pressure to the eye itself. Holding or taping a foam cup or the bottom of a juice carton to the eye. Protecting the eye from further contact with any item, including the child’s hand, is the goal.

cros 1 Do not stop for medicine! Over-the-counter pain relievers will not do much to relieve pain. Take the child to the emergency room at once or call Dr. Arnold at (810) 304-2061 or Dr. Jacobi at (734) 536-5777.

cros 1 Do not apply ointment. Ointment, which may not be sterile, makes the area around the eye slippery and harder for the doctor to examine.

cros 1 Do not let your child play with fireworks, even if his/her friends are setting them off. Sparklers burn at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, and bottle rockets can stray off course or throw shrapnel when they explode.

97e9ccac b546 4d0d b352 8bdedc7b03af
40% Savings on Sunglasses!

40% Savings on Sunglasses!

Risk of fireworks to sight lasts for about a month – Risk of damage to sight from UV exposure lasts a lifetime!

Protect yourself and your loved ones with 40% OFF prescription and non-prescription sunglasses

*New styles for kids and teens just in!

This weekend kicks off our summer hours:
Closed Saturdays now – Labor Day

Most fireworks injuries occur during the one-month period surrounding the 4th of July.

  • Fireworks devices were involved in an estimated 10,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available).
  • An estimated 7,000 injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms during the one-month period (June 20-July 20) surrounding the Fourth of July.
  • 19 percent, or 1,200, of those injuries were to the eyes. Sparklers accounted for 1,400 injuries, firecrackers (1,400) and bottle rockets (100).
  • Males accounted for 74% of fireworks injuries.
  • 40% of fireworks injuries were to children under age 15.
  • For children under 5 years old, sparklers accounted for the most estimated injuries for that specific age group.
  • Data from the U.S. Eye Injury Registry shows that bystanders are more often injured by fireworks than operators themselves.
  • Contusions, lacerations and foreign bodies were the most common injuries to eyes.
Like Us On Facebook

Low Vision Patient able to read her newspaper again

Low Vision Patient able to see clear at a distance again with E-Scoops

Low Vision Patient able to see from a distance again

Low Vision Patient able to read for the first time in a long time

Low Vision Video Testimonial

Adjust Text Size Normal Large Extra Large