Prevent Blindness has declared this week “Fireworks Safety Awareness Week” to call attention to the dangers posed by fireworks. “Thousands of Americans spend the 4th of July in the emergency room due to injuries from fireworks. Spend yours with your family and friends instead,” they urge. Fireworks commonly cause burns to hands, fingers, arms and legs. The most common eye injuries are from “lacerations and contusions, including foreign objects in the eye. Now that we are emerging from COVID-19, staying safe this Fourth of July is more significant than ever. Read more about it here.