Halloween and Fireworks!

Halloween and Fireworks! 

Bonfire night may be a little different this year (thanks covid-19) so you might be planning to have a mini fireworks display of your own in the comfort of your garden. But while we're encouraged to remember the catchy 5th of November rhyme, we often overlook what we really need to remind ourselves for this time of year. Fireworks are arguably the definition of "beautiful yet deadly", and if not handled with care, you could find yourself losing an eye (or worse).

Studies show that around 300 people suffer serious eye injuries as a result of accidents involving fireworks every year in the UK, and ten of those people lose their sight completely. You only have to be 18-years-old to purchase the colourful explosives legally, and if handled wrong, you could cause yourself or someone else serious injury or permanent vision loss.

Not only can the classic firework rocket rupture the eyeball, it can also cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions and retinal detachment. So, if you would like advice on how to protect your eyes this Halloween and 5th of November, listen up for our tips.

Using protective eyewear such as goggles or safety glasses can reduce the risk of vision loss if a firework manages to hit you. Even if you're a spectator standing well back from nearby fireworks, it would be a smart idea to wear goggles just in case debris falls and gets in your eye.

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