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Presents, Toys, and Eye Safety Awareness

The holidays are rapidly approaching and we all know what that means, Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Adoring family members love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season.
It is crucial that parents explain to relatives the rules when it comes to eye safety and choosing toys. Accidents involving toys and games may take place, occasionally resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.

Below are a few tips to guard kids from toy related injury:

  1. Only buy toys which are age appropriate. Do not permit young children to use toys intended for older siblings.

  2. Explain to children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play, carefully check new toys and games for broken or loose pieces.

  3. Try not to let small kids play unsupervised.

  4. Promote eye safety awareness by throwing out toy or games that have sharp edges or catapult launchers.

Before giving in and buying the latest game that your kids have been begging for, take a few moments to read toy safety guidelines. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family, not the emergency room doctor. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.