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Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes in the Home


In recognition of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly in purchasing eye safe toys. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

In general, kids enter the world with an underdeveloped visual system that progresses with them. In the beginning, newborns can view objects at close range only. A youngster's visual structure is constantly stimulated as she matures. Children's games and toys can be one of the easiest ways to stimulate a child's eyes. Nevertheless, it's important to consider that a large number of childhood mishaps occur at home, many of them with games and toys.

What's the best way to prevent accidents? Here is some easy advice for selecting toys for the home that are safe for your child's eyes.

First of all, ensure long-handled toys - such as a pony stick- don't have sharp edges, and closely monitor children under two with such toys. While building blocks pose little danger for children of all ages, it's best to make sure the edges are rounded, in order to prevent eye accidents. It's recommended that you stay away from toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. If you can't eliminate them altogether, then use of these toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible grown-up. If your older child uses chemicals or tools, be sure he or she wears protective glasses.

Is there anything else that can be hazardous in your house? Toys are only just the beginning. As a parent, it's your task to walk around the house and ensure there's nothing that could threaten your child's eyes. The number one peril is hazardous materials that haven't been stored in a safe place. If youngsters can reach these solutions they are in danger.

Yes, children's toys can occasionally be dangerous, but let's not forget about all of the benefits they can provide. There are a number of toys customized for specific ages that provide terrific ways to stimulate visual development. When selecting toys for kids, go for those that develop hand-eye coordination and will help children to learn about colors, shapes and space. It can also be a good idea to look on the Internet before stopping at the toy store. Then you can ensure that your purchase is safe for your child's eyes and will enrich their optical development as well!