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Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here and we all know what that means, presents. Well intentioned mothers and fathers delight in treating the children to the ''in'' toys for the holiday season.
The American Optometric Association advises that family members learn and relay to others the guidelines about safe and age appropriate toys. Accidents involving toys do take place, occasionally causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.

Here are a few tips to protect kids from toy related injury:

  1. Remember, age suitable toys only! Be careful not to allow young children to handle toys meant for older brothers or sisters.

  2. Demonstrate to children the proper way to play with toys. If possible, before allowing children to play, examine new toys and games for safe construction.

  3. Supervise little children when they play.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by steering clear of any toys or games with dangerous, pointed edges or firing projectiles like BB guns.

Before you purchase that toy that your child has been itching for, take a moment to peruse eye safety precautions for children's toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the ER doctor. Happy Holidays to all.