Defend your imaginative and prescient throughout Independence Day celebrations

Rao Chundry, MD

Kids’s Hospital & Medical Heart, Nebraska Drugs, Truhlsen Eye Institute and the College of Nebraska Medical Heart have teamed as much as unfold consciousness about eye security forward of the Independence Day vacation by providing free security glasses to the general public.

“Yearly we’ve got many ocular accidents from fireworks, sadly, we even have just a few who’ve full imaginative and prescient loss. These accidents can simply be prevented,” says Rao Chundury, MD, assistant professor, UNMC Division of Ophthalmology and Visible Sciences, Truhlsen Eye Institute and oculofacial plastic and reconstruction surgeon with Nebraska Drugs.

In keeping with the 2020 Fireworks Annual Report from the Client Product Security Fee, fireworks had been concerned in an estimated 15,600 accidents handled in U.S. hospital emergency departments. An estimated 15% of these accidents concerned eyes.

Fireworks and even sparklers are incendiary and explosive units that may burn at temperatures as much as 2,200 levels Fahrenheit! Even temporary contact with the fragile tissues of the attention may cause devastating burns,” says Paul Rychwalski, MD, the Dr. John and Irene Graether Endowed Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Truhlsen Eye Institute, and chief of ophthalmology, Kids’s Hospital & Medical Heart. “Additionally, excessive velocity projectiles like bottle rockets may cause large accidents to the cornea, lens and retina and even trigger the attention to rupture.”

Choose up a pair of free security glasses on the following places from Monday, June 27, by Monday, July 4. Most one pair per particular person whereas provides final.

Nebraska Drugs Well being Facilities

Monday by Friday, 8 a.m. to five p.m.

Chalco Well being Heart

8343 S. 168th Ave., Omaha 

Household Drugs at Bellevue Well being Heart

2510 Bellevue Medical Heart Drive, Suite 200, Bellevue

Eagle Run Well being Heart

3685 N. 129th St., Omaha

Midtown Well being Heart

139 S. fortieth St., Omaha

Kids’s Ophthalmology Clinic 8534 Cass St.

Monday by Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids’s Physicians, Creighton 2412 Cuming St., Suite 103

Monday by Friday, 8:30 a.m. to five p.m.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to midday

Kids’s Physicians and Kids’s Pressing Care location at West Village Pointe 110 N. a hundred and seventy fifth St.

Monday by Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, 7 a.m. to five p.m., 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, midday to 10 p.m.

Truhlsen Eye Institute 3902 Leavenworth St.

Monday by Friday, 7:15 a.m. to five p.m.

Truhlen Eye Institute at Village Pointe Well being Heart 110 N. a hundred and seventy fifth St.Monday by Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


About Kids’s Hospital & Medical Heart

Kids’s Hospital & Medical Heart is the one full-service, pediatric well being care heart in Nebraska, offering experience in additional than 50 pediatric specialty companies to youngsters throughout a five-state area and past. Kids’s is house to Nebraska’s solely Stage IV regional New child Intensive Care Unit and the state’s solely Stage II Pediatric Trauma Heart. Kids’s is acknowledged as a 2022-23 Greatest Kids’s Hospital by U.S. Information & World Report in two pediatric specialties: Pulmonology and Lung Surgical procedure and Urology. Go to us on-line at

About Nebraska Drugs and UNMC

We’re Nebraska Drugsand UNMC. Our mission is to steer the world in remodeling lives to create a wholesome future for all people and communities by premier academic applications, progressive analysis and extraordinary affected person care. 

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