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Keeping the Home Atmosphere Eye-Safe


In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes particularly when purchasing eye safe toys. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.


Naturally, babies enter the world with a partially developed visual system that develops as they get older. In the beginning, infants can see an object only up close. All through their developing years, kids are visually stimulated. Children's games and toys can be one of the easiest ways to stimulate children's eyes. Nevertheless, it's important to consider that most childhood accidents occur at home, many with games and toys.


What's the best way to prevent accidents? Here is some easy advice for buying toys for the home to guarantee your child's eyes are not in danger.


First off, ensure toys with long handles – such as sticks- aren't sharp-edged, and prohibit or monitor young children carefully if they are handling them. Although blocks are usually safe for kids of all ages, it's good to check that the corners are rounded, in order to avoid eye injury. It's advised that you steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. In an instance where you can't eliminate them altogether, then shooting toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible adult. If your older child works with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure he or she wears safety glasses.


Toys are far from the only possible threat in the home environment. Corners with a sharp edge that are found on counters or tables are a frequent cause of injury for shorter children and should be protected. Cleaning solutions that are accessible are a further source of danger for kids and need to be kept away or behind a locked cabinet to prevent curious children from obtaining them.


True, children's toys can on occasion be dangerous, but let's not forget about all of the advantages they can provide. There are a number of toys customized for certain ages that offer terrific ways to stimulate optical development. When purchasing toys for kids, look for those that refine coordination between the hands and eyes and will encourage youngsters to learn about colors, shapes and space. It can also be a good idea to look on the Internet before making a purchase. This way you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their visual development at the same time!