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This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned aunts and uncles enjoy surprising the young children with the latest toys for the holidays.
Leading optometry specialists advise that family members advise others about the rules when it comes to toys and eye safety. Injuries involving toys may occur, sometimes causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.

What are some tips to protect kids from toy related harm?

  1. Only purchase toys which are suitable for the child's age. Don't allow young siblings to play with toys and games intended for older siblings.

  2. Look for a toy that is well made and stay away from toys with rough corners. Make sure long-handled toys such as swords or brooms have rounded surfaces.

  3. Be careful not to let small children play unsupervised.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by throwing out any toys or games that have sharp or jagged pieces or firing projectiles or BB guns.

Before giving in and buying that popular game that your kids have been begging for, take a few moments to peruse eye safety tips when it comes to toys and games. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the doctor on call at the nearest ER. Happy Holidays.