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Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us which means toys and presents. Well meaning mothers and fathers delight in surprising the young ones with the newest toys to start off the New Year.
Leading optometry specialists advise that family members learn and relay to relatives the rules when it comes to toy safety and vision. Accidents involving toys and games often take place, sometimes causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.

Below are some guidelines to safeguard kids from toy related harm:

  1. Remember, developmentally suitable toys only! Do not permit small siblings to play with toys and games intended for older brothers or sisters.

  2. Look for a toy that is made of strong, durable material and look for any rough edges. Make sure toys with a handle such as swords or brooms have smooth and round ends.

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

  4. Protect little eyes by tossing out any toys that have sharp or jagged pieces or catapult launchers.

Before purchasing the toy or game that your child has been pleading with you for, spend some time to look over eye safety guidelines for children's toys. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Happy Holidays.


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