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This Month Consider Toys and Eye Safety


Holiday season is just around the corner and that means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned family members love surprising the young ones with the newest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members tell relatives about some rules when it comes to eye-safe toys. Accidents with unsafe toys and games may occur, occasionally causing damaged eyes.


What are some guidelines to safeguard children from toy related eye injuries?


  1. Remember, developmentally suitable toys only! Don't permit young children to use toys and games meant for older siblings.

  2. Teach children how to use new toys and games. If possible, before allowing children to play, carefully check toys for sharp or pointed edges.

  3. Don't let small kids play without supervision.

  4. Protect little eyes by throwing out toy or games with sharp or jagged pieces or catapult launchers.


Before you buy that latest game that your child has been begging for, spend a minute to read eye safety precautions when it comes to toys and games. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.

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