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Be Aware of Household Eye Safety This Month


As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

In general, kids enter the world with an immature optical structure that progresses with them. In the beginning, babies can see an object at close range only. A youngster's optical structure is constantly stimulated as the individual progresses. Toys can be one of the easiest methods for stimulating a child's sight. Keep in mind, you should consider that a lot of childhood mishaps take place in the house, many with toys.

So what can you do to prevent accidents from happening? There are several precautions you can take when selecting games for the house that are safe for your child's eyes.

Firstly, check that toys with long handles – such as play brooms- have rounded edges, and carefully oversee youngsters under two with such toys. Although building blocks pose little danger for almost any age, it's best to make sure the edges are not pointed, in order to reduce the risk of eye or other bodily accidents. It's a good idea to steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. If this is not possible, then use of these toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible adult. When allowing older children to play with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure to provide him with protective goggles.

What else can pose a problem in the home environment? Toys are only just the tip of the iceberg. As a parent, it's your job to go through the house and guarantee there's nothing that could jeopardize your children and their eyes. The number one risk is chemicals that haven't been stored in a safe place. If youngsters can reach these materials their eyes are in danger.

Yes, children's toys can sometimes cause damage, but let's not overlook all of the advantages they can provide. There are many toys customized for certain ages that offer terrific ways to advance visual development. When choosing toys for children, go for those that refine coordination between the hands and eyes and will encourage kids to learn about colors, shapes and space. It can also be a good idea to do some research before making a purchase. This way you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their optical development at the same time!