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Teach Your Children Eye Injury Prevention

POSTED ON September 22, 2011

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Every year thousands of children experience eye injuries from accidents around home, at play or in the car. But according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented through use of suitable protective eyewear. Pay extra attention to your child if they are actively involved in sports. Children between the ages of five and 14 incur the most sports-related injuries in the U.S. while playing baseball. Make sure your child has protective eyewear made with polycarbonate ...

Every year thousands of children experience eye injuries from accidents around home, at play or in the car. But according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented through use of suitable protective eyewear.

Pay extra attention to your child if they are actively involved in sports. Children between the ages of five and 14 incur the most sports-related injuries in the U.S. while playing baseball. Make sure your child has protective eyewear made with polycarbonate lenses.

Common household items like paper clips, pencils, scissors, bungee cords, wire coat hangers and rubber bands can cause serious eye injuries to children if proper supervision isn’t present.

Be an example to your children by wearing proper safety goggles when engaging in potentially dangerous yard work and household repairs or projects.

When purchasing toys, look for items marked with “ASTM” which means they’ve been approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Should your children ever experience any kind of eye injury, go see Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates as soon as possible! Delaying medical attention could worsen the injury and increase the likeliness of permanent vision loss.

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