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A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are just around the corner which means toys and presents. Adoring aunts and uncles enjoy treating the favorite little ones with the coolest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members explain to relatives the rules about eye safety and choosing toys. Accidents involving toys and games often occur, occasionally resulting in damaged vision.

How can parents prevent toy related harm?

  1. Remember, age appropriate toys only! Do not allow young children to use toys made for older siblings.

  2. Explain to children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play, inspect new toys and games for sharp, or pointed edges.

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

  4. Prevent eye injuries by steering clear of toy or games that have dangerous, pointed edges or projectiles.

Before you dish out the game that your child ''must have'', spend a moment to peruse eye safety guidelines for toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the doctor on call at the local emergency room. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.