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December is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month


Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love surprising the kids with the coolest toys for the holiday season.
It is necessary that parents learn and relay to others some guidelines when it comes to toy safety and vision. Injuries involving toys often take place, occasionally causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.


So what are some guidelines to guard children from toy related harm?


  1. When buying a gift, confirm that it is suitable for the child's age. Do not permit young children to use toys and games made for older siblings.

  2. Look for a toy that is well made and stay away from toys with rough corners. Make sure toys with a handle such as swords or brooms have smooth and round surfaces.

  3. Be careful not to let small kids play unsupervised.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by discarding toys that have jagged or staggered edges or projectiles, such as BB guns.


Before you dish out that latest toy that your child absolutely ''needs'', take a moment to read eye safety tips for toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family, not the doctor on staff at the local emergency room. Happy Holidays.