Let’s Talk About Eye Protection Safety this 4th of July

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We're super excited for the 4th of July, just like you! It's all about hanging out by the pool, eating at a family barbeque, and soaking up the sun. Oh, and fireworks, of course! No matter how you plan to celebrate Independence Day, we know you'll be spending most of your time outside.

We want you to enjoy the 4th of July to the fullest, but we also want you to take good care of your eyes. The Nationwide Vision team in Arizona is here to help you have an amazing day with your loved ones while keeping your eyes safe.

Shield Your Eyes All Day Long

The 4th of July tends to be an all-day affair. Whether you're attending a party or taking it easy, we know it can be a marathon of fun. Plus, you might stay out late for a fireworks extravaganza. Since you'll be spending so much time outdoors, we want to make sure you take all the necessary steps to protect your eyes.

Sun Protection for Your Eyes

Nationwide Vision has got you covered with all the info you need to make sure your eyes stay shielded throughout the day. Too much sun exposure can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, and even a sunburned cornea. We'll help you learn how to keep those peepers safe and sound.

Find a Pair of Sunglasses

The way we see it, sunglasses are the best way to protect your eyes from the sun. The right shades will block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, keeping your eyes safe and sound. Don’t forget to look for sunglasses certified by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) for that extra confidence and protection.

Nationwide Vision believes you'll benefit from prescription sunglasses more than those cheap convenience store options. Check out our awesome collection of sunglasses at Nationwide Vision to find something you'll love!

Find a Hat to Wear

Wearing a hat is a good form of eye and face protection from the sun's rays. We want you to keep your eyes protected, and combining a hat with sunglasses provides great coverage. Your eyes will thank you in the long run. Plus, a hat can save your face and scalp from sunburn. It's a win-win!

Hang Out in the Shade

We want you to have a blast this 4th of July while feeling your best all day long. Spending too much time under the scorching sun can drain your energy and make you feel sick. So, whenever you're outside, make sure to find a shady spot to kick back and relax. Not only will it help prevent exhaustion, but it'll also give your eyes a break from the bright sunlight. Keep an eye out for shaded areas wherever you go this holiday. And if possible, plan your activities in spots with cover, like a pavilion in a park. Enjoy the shade and have a fantastic time.

Fireworks Eye Protection

The 4th of July is all about fireworks and having a blast! But let's not forget about safety while having fun. Did you know that fireworks can cause eye injuries? Around 14% of fireworks-related injuries are eye-related. Mishandling fireworks can lead to burns, eye ruptures, corneal abrasions, and even retinal detachment.

Go See Professional Fireworks This Year

This year, why not enjoy professional fireworks displays instead? They're usually bigger and better than anything you can do at home anyway! Let's keep everyone safe. You should be able to enjoy fireworks without putting yourself or others at risk. You don’t need to set off your own fireworks to enjoy Independence Day.

Stay Away from the Fireworks Launch

Remember, when attending a fireworks show, follow all the rules and pay attention to signage. Those rules are there for your safety! Stay away from the fireworks launch area, it will most likely be blocked off anyway.

Wear Protective Glasses and Goggles

If you do decide to set off your own fireworks or participate in a show, please wear eye safety glasses, goggles, or face shields to protect your precious eyes. These will shield you from debris, sparks, and irritating chemicals.

It's always a good idea to have other safety equipment on hand too, just in case you need to protect yourself from a potential eye hazard. But you should consider going to a professional fireworks display instead! It's the safest option for you and your family on the 4th of July. Let's make it a celebration to remember, without any unnecessary risks!

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Keep Your Eyes Safe this July 4th

Get ready for an amazing 4th of July filled with good food, awesome company, and spectacular fireworks! But you know what will make it even better? Taking care of your eyes and practicing good eye protection safety all day long.

Contact Nationwide Vision in Arizona Today

We recommend getting comprehensive eye exams regularly to keep your eyes healthy. The better you take care of your eyes, the healthier they will be. Too much sunlight can cause a lot of harm and checking in at an exam will help you learn what you need to do to stay healthy and what type of eye protection you need. With our numerous locations across Arizona, accessing high-quality eye care has never been more convenient. You can count on us to provide the assistance you need whenever you require it.

If you would like more information regarding eye protection safety for this upcoming July 4th, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team at Nationwide Vision is available to answer your questions and assist in scheduling an appointment.

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