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How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically when purchasing eye safe toys. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to make sure your home is safe for your kids' eyes.

In general, kids are born with an underdeveloped visual system that grows as they get older. In the beginning, newborns can view an object only up close. A youngster's visual structure is constantly stimulated as the individual matures. Children's games and toys can be one of the fastest ways to stimulate kid's eyes. Nevertheless, it's important to consider that a large number of childhood accidents take place in the house, many of them with toys.

How can you prevent accidents from happening? Here is some quick advice for choosing games for the house to ensure your child's eyes are not in danger.

First of all, ensure toys with long handles - such as a pony stick- don't have sharp edges, and prohibit or monitor young children carefully if they are handling them. Though building blocks are generally safe for almost any age, it's good to make sure the sides are rounded, in order to reduce the risk of eye or other bodily injury. It's suggested that you steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as arrows or guns. In an instance where you can't eliminate them altogether, then use of these toys should be monitored by a responsible grown-up. When allowing older children to play with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, be sure he or she wears protective glasses.

Toys are far from the only possible threat in the home environment. Sharp corners on tables are right at the level of the eye for small children and can too often be the source of a serious injury. Chemicals that are accessible are another culprit for injury for kids and need to be kept away or locked up at all times.

Yes, toys can sometimes be damaging, but let's not overlook all of the advantages they can provide. There are a number of age-appropriate toys for youngsters that offer terrific ways to stimulate visual development. When selecting toys for children, go for those that refine coordination between the hands and eyes and will help children to understand colors, shapes and space. You may want to consider trying to do some research before stopping at the toy store. Then you can ensure that your purchase is safe for your children's eyes and will enrich their optical development as well!