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How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

 

As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house eye safe specifically when it comes to children. It's important to be proactive to guarantee your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

In general, children are born with a partially developed optical system that grows as they get older. In the beginning, newborns can view objects at close range only. A youngster's visual system is continuously stimulated as the individual matures. Children's games and toys can be one of the easiest methods for stimulating children's eyes. However, at the same time, you should consider that most childhood accidents take place at home, many with games and toys.

What's the best way to avoid accidents? There are several precautions you can take when selecting toys for the house to guarantee your child's eyes are not in danger.

Firstly, ensure long-handled toys - such as play brooms- don't have sharp edges, and closely oversee kids under two with such toys. Though building blocks are generally fine for children of any age, it's important to make sure the sides are not pointed, in order to avoid eye or other bodily accidents. It's recommended that you avoid toys that shoot objects in the air, such as arrows or guns. In an instance where this is not possible, then shooting toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible grown-up. When letting older children play with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, be sure he or she wears safety goggles.

Beyond toys, other domestic threats might be present that you want to be aware of. Sharp corners on counters or tables are a frequent source of injury for small children and should be protected. Cleaning solutions that are accessible are a further culprit for injury for kids and need to be placed out of reach or locked up at all times.

While it's true that games and toys for children may not always be totally risk-free, there are numerous wonderful playthings that can benefit children's eyesight. There are many age-appropriate toys for youngsters that provide amazing ways to grow visual development. When selecting toys for children, go for those that focus on coordination between the hands and eyes and will help kids to learn about colors, shapes and space. It can also be a good idea to do some research before entering 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!

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