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Protect Your Kids From Household Injuries

POSTED ON October 5, 2011

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Household injuries don’t just happen when you’re cooking or performing yard work …your children are at risk, too! Educate yourself during Prevent Blindness America’s Home Eye Safety Awareness Month on how to keep your kids safe around your home. Children’s visual systems progress throughout their lifetime. Babies can only view objects at close range, but their optical structure continues to mature as they develop. Games and toys can aid in your child’s development, but it’s important to use only age-appropriate toys. There are several key things to ...

Household injuries don’t just happen when you’re cooking or performing yard work …your children are at risk, too!

Educate yourself during Prevent Blindness America’s Home Eye Safety Awareness Month on how to keep your kids safe around your home.

Children’s visual systems progress throughout their lifetime. Babies can only view objects at close range, but their optical structure continues to mature as they develop. Games and toys can aid in your child’s development, but it’s important to use only age-appropriate toys.

There are several key things to look out for when choosing toys for your child. Make sure that toys with long handles don’t have sharp edges. Check the sides of your child’s building blocks to ensure they are blunt in order to prevent eye damage. Stay away from toys that shoot objects in the air, such as arrows or guns. If your child uses a chemistry set or woodworking tools, provide him or her with safety goggles.

There are many age-appropriate toys available for your children. When selecting toys, look for ones that develop hand-eye coordination. You can help prevent eye injuries …starting in your home!

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