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Fun and Safe Toys for the Holiday Season

Holiday season is rapidly approaching and we all know what that means, gifts and new toys. Well meaning family members delight in treating the young ones to the coolest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members teach relatives about some rules about toy safety and vision. Accidents with unsafe toys and games can occur, sometimes resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.

How can parents prevent toy related harm?

  1. When buying a gift, ensure it is suitable for the child's age. Be careful not to permit young children to play with toys made for older siblings.

  2. Check that the toy is made of strong, durable material and steer clear of toys with dangerous corners. Make sure long-handled toys such as swords or brooms have smooth and round handles.

  3. Don't let small children play without supervision.

  4. Protect little eyes by discarding toys that have points, spikes, rods or projectiles.

Before you buy the popular toy or game that your kids have been begging for, spend some time to read eye safety tips for toys and games. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.