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Be Aware of Household Eye Safety This September

 

In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your house eye safe specifically when choosing eye safe toys. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Naturally, children enter the world with an immature visual structure that develops as they get older. In the beginning, infants can see objects at close range only. A child's visual system is continuously stimulated as he matures. Children's games and toys can be one of the best ways to stimulate a child's eyes. Nevertheless, you should consider that a large number of childhood mishaps occur at home, many of them with toys.

What's the best way to avoid accidents? Here are some simple tips for buying toys and games for the home to guarantee your child's eye safety.

Firstly, make sure long-handled playthings – such as sticks- have curved edges, and carefully supervise kids under two with such toys. Although blocks are generally fine for almost any age, it's good to make sure the corners are not sharp, in order to prevent eye accidents. It's advised that you steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. In an instance where this is not possible, then shooting toys should be monitored by a responsible grown-up. If your older child plays with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure he or she wears protective glasses.

In addition to games and toys, other domestic dangers might be present that you should be aware of. Sharp corners on tables are right at the level of the eye for small children and can too frequently cause severe injury. Cleaning solutions that are accessible are another source of danger for kids and need to be placed away or locked up at all times.

Yes, children's toys can occasionally be damaging, but it's important to not forget about all of the advantages they can provide. There are many age-appropriate toys for children that offer amazing ways to stimulate optical development. When buying toys for children, look for those that focus on hand-eye coordination and will encourage youngsters to learn about spatial relationships. You may want to consider trying to look on the Internet before heading to the toy store. Then you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their visual development as well!