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Protecting your Children’s Eyes at Home

 

In recognition of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly for kids. It's important to be proactive to guarantee your home environment is safe for your kids' eyes.

Generally, babies enter the world with an underdeveloped optical structure that progresses with them. In the beginning, babies can see objects at close range only. A youngster's visual system is constantly stimulated as the individual grows. Toys can be one of the fastest ways to stimulate kid's eyes. However, at the same time, you should remember that most childhood mishaps occur in the house, many of them with toys.

What's the simplest way to prevent accidents? Here is some quick advice for choosing games for the house to ensure your child's eye safety.

First off, be sure long-handled playthings - such as a pony stick- aren't sharp-edged, and carefully monitor youngsters under two with such toys. While building blocks pose little danger for kids of all ages, it's good to check that the edges are blunted, in order to prevent eye or other bodily damage. It's recommended that you stay away from toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. If this is not possible, then shooting toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible grown-up. If your older child works with chemicals or tools, make sure he or she wears safety glasses.

Is there anything else that can pose a problem in your house? Toys are actually just the beginning. As a parent, it's your task to go through your home and guarantee there's nothing that could jeopardize your children and their eyes. One of the most common threats is poisonous materials that haven't been carefully put away. If youngsters can reach these materials their eyes are in danger.

While it's true that games and toys for children may not always be totally risk-free, there are lots of wonderful playthings that can help a child's eyesight. There are many age-appropriate toys for youngsters that provide great ways to grow visual development. When selecting toys for children, go for those that emphasize coordination between the hands and eyes and will encourage youngsters to learn about colors, shapes and space. You may want to consider trying to look on the Internet before stopping at the toy store. Then you can guarantee that your purchase is safe for your child's eyes and will enrich their optical development as well!