Toys and Eye Safety Month

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month.

The holidays are almost here. Stay safe and choose the right toys. Keep in mind, some of the more popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. About 1 in 10 visit to ER for children’s eye injuries are related to toys.

Here are a few guidelines;

  • Avoid purchasing toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts.
  • Make sure children have appropriate supervision when playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause an eye injury.
  • Ensure that laser product labels include a statement that the device complies with 21 CFR (the Code of Federal Regulations)
  • Along with sports equipment, give children the appropriate protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses.
  • Check labels for age recommendations and be sure to select gifts that are appropriate for a child’s age and maturity.
  • Keep toys that are made for older children away from younger children.
  • If your child experiences an eye injury from a toy, seek immediate medical attention from an eye care professional.

The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, be safe and enjoy the holidays.


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