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Fireworks and Eye Injuries: A Dangerous Mix

Fireworks may be advertised like toys, and you may think you know how to handle them safely, but the danger to you and your loved ones is real. Fireworks can cause severe eye injuries, including chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions and retinal detachment — all of which can permanently affect vision. According to the most recent Fireworks Injury Report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks injuries in the United States caused nearly 10,500 injuries requiring...

How To Choose The Best And Safest Summer Sunglasses

While everyone’s eyes are at risk, some of us are even more so: If you spend a lot of time in the sun, have had cataract surgery or certain retina disorders, or if you take medications that can increase the eye’s sensitivity to light (such as tetracycline, birth control pills, sulfa drugs, diuretics, or tranquilizers), make sure to throw on some shades every time you’re outside.Related: I Wore Blue Light Blocking Glasses Every Day For A Week—Here’s What I LearnedHow can you be sure your pair...

Sunglasses won't cut it: How to keep your eyes safe during the solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is coming, and as the excitement builds, so does the worry that it will leave behind a nation of eye problems. On Aug. 21, the spectacular sight of the moon covering the sun will be visible across North America for the first time in almost a century. We’ll all be tempted to gaze up at the sky, but many people don’t realize they can get hurt by staring directly at the sun without the proper protection, said Dr. Russell N. Van...