As the holidays roll in we should be careful on what toys we buy for our children. GetEyeSmart.org has out together a list of what to look for when buying holiday toys. See below:
Top Toy Safety Tips:
Avoid purchasing toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts.
Make sure children have appropriate supervision when playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause an eye injury.
Ensure that laser product labels include a statement that the device complies with 21 CFR (the Code of Federal Regulations) Subchapter J.
Along with sports equipment, give children the appropriateprotective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses. Check with your Eye M.D. to learn about protective gear recommended for your child’s sport.
Check labels for age recommendations and be sure to select gifts that are appropriate for a child’s age and maturity.
Keep toys that are made for older children away from younger children.
If your child experiences an eye injury from a toy, seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist – an eye medical doctor. For more on this article, click here