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Eye Safety in the Home


As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your house eye safe particularly for kids. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to guarantee your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Naturally, children enter the world with an immature visual system that grows as they get older. In the beginning, infants can view an object only up close. All through their growing stages, kids are visually stimulated. Children's games and toys can be one of the easiest ways to stimulate a child's vision. Keep in mind, you should consider that most childhood mishaps take place at home, many with games and toys.

What's the simplest way to avoid accidents? There are many precautions you can take when buying games for the house to ensure your child's eye safety.

First of all, make sure long-handled toys - such as play brooms- aren't sharp-edged, and closely monitor kids under two with such toys. Although blocks are usually safe for almost all ages, it's good to make sure the sides are blunted, in order to prevent eye accidents. It's a good idea to avoid toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. In an instance where you can't eliminate them altogether, then shooting toys should be monitored by a responsible grown-up. If your older child uses chemicals or tools, be sure he or she wears safety glasses.

In addition to games and toys, other domestic dangers might be present that you should be on the look out for. Sharp corners on tables are right at eye level for small children and can frequently be the source of a serious injury. Chemicals that are accessible are a further culprit for injury for children and should be placed away or locked up to prevent curious children from obtaining them.

Yes, children's toys can on occasion cause harm, but it's important to not overlook all of the benefits they offer. There are many age-appropriate toys for children that provide terrific ways to advance visual development. When buying toys for children, look for those that emphasize hand-eye coordination and will help youngsters 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 child's eyes and will enrich their optical development as well!

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