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A Guide to Choosing Children’s Gifts that are Eye Safe

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are upon us and we all know what that means, presents. Well meaning aunts and uncles enjoy treating the children with the latest toys for the holidays.
Leading optometry specialists advise that family members tell others about the guidelines about safe and age appropriate toys. Accidents involving toys may occur, sometimes causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.

Here are a few guidelines to safeguard children from toy related injury:

  1. Remember, age suitable toys only! Do not allow small children to use toys and games meant for older brothers or sisters.
  2. Explain to children how to use new toys and games. If possible, before allowing children to play carefully look at toys for sturdy, safe construction.
  3. Be careful not to let small kids play unsupervised.
  4. Protect little eyes by tossing out toy or games with sharp edges or projectiles, such as be-be guns.

Before buying that new toy or game that your child has been begging for, take a few moments to review toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ”A Christmas Story” should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.